My Approach to Helping
Sometimes, we find ourselves feeling stuck, isolated, overwhelmed, depressed or anxious, and it's tempting to rely on old patterns or strategies of coping that ultimately keep us in a rut. By the time you are reading this, you are likely already wanting support, and that is a positive and courageous step! Central to my approach to working with clients is being REAL with you, creating safety in the room and more importantly, within the therapeutic relationship.
I place great importance on understanding you as a unique human being and, together with you, exploring patterns in behaviors, thoughts and relationships that may be keeping you stuck. I do so in an environment free of judgment and with genuine curiosity and respect for understanding and supporting you. Finally, I value the role of creativity, humor, and metaphor to promote connection and prevent us from taking life too seriously. So, if you are reading this and are contemplating taking the next step towards receiving support, I encourage you to reach out to me, and we can schedule an initial consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!
More Info About My Practice
Currently, I offer Saturday appointments, so hopefully that will work with your scheduling needs.
I also offer several therapy/support groups! Below is a list of groups that I offer, and are now in the process of filling:
The Anxiety Management Group works to help you manage symptoms of anxiety that have interfered with your ability to manage your work, life, or relationships. The group combines coping skills with social support, offering a safe, encouraging, and validating environment.
This group offers support and coping skills for LGBTQ-identified people, as well as those who question their sexual orientation or gender identity. The group offers a safe space to process identity, relationship, coming-out, self-esteem, and other issues. Members work to improve their sense of security, self-respect, and pride in their coping skills and relationships.
The mindfulness group is a 50-minute group offering an informative, process and practice-oriented approach to mindfulness. Mindfulness is an ancient practice that focuses on being and living in the present. Recent research suggests it can decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. The group offers information about mindfulness and how best to practice it. The group welcomes all individuals, regardless of knowledge level or prior mindfulness practice.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am passionate about what I do as a licensed clinical psychologist! Without a doubt, I consider this role to be a privilege. I do my best to integrate and utilize my training, compassion, observations and intuition to support and advocate for the clients I work with. As an openly gay woman and psychologist, I am devoted to working with all people, including individuals who identify as a minority in one or more ways, or as being a part of a marginalized community.