My Approach to Helping
Many people come to a point in their lives when they realize they need help. My primary goal is for you to arrive at a deeper understanding of your Self so that you can heal and gain a true sense of agency. I believe that human connection is necessary for real change to occur, and it is important to find a therapist whom you feel you can trust. I encourage you to meet with several different providers before choosing a therapist. If you decide to reach out to me, our first meeting will be a conversation focused on your needs and identifying and discussing what next steps seem most appropriate for you.
I work mostly with adults in long-term psychotherapy. In addition, I am a trauma-informed therapist and adjust my treatment approach working with survivors by focusing on safety and the importance of integrating our understanding of the body and nervous system.
Other specific populations with whom I work include: students and stepfamilies.
I have extensive training working with (international) students on relational, cultural, family and identity issues. I also have researched and written about stepfamilies, specifically the experience of stepmothers, and am deeply committed to supporting anyone affected by the difficult dynamics of a stepfamily.