My Approach to Helping
My work focuses on sexual identity. This includes the LGBTQI+ community as well as challenges of risky or compulsive sexual behaviors.
My clients want to find connection and intimacy in their lives, but they are struggling to do so. I work with people who have found that other therapists don’t quite understand them. I am honored to be the open and non-judgmental professional they are seeking. My clients have faced stigma, limited family support, depression, anxiety or trauma while navigating the complexities of sexuality, gender and relationships. Some have lost important relationships due sexual urges or behaviors that feel out of control.
I believe that everyone wants to connect with others. Whether it is socially, romantically or sexually, we all strive for basic human connections. This can be highly rewarding but also challenging. I am passionate about helping people to express their sexual identity in a way that is true to themselves. For those in the LGBTQ+ community and those who have struggled with compulsive sexual behaviors there can be unique barriers to human connection which require someone with professional and personal experiences to help them navigate. You may be looking for someone to help you explore, grow and become more comfortable in your own skin. You may be seeking support as you navigate the continual process of ‘coming out’ across your lifetime. You may be seeking help to understand your sexual urges which feel out of your control. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy through a person-affirming lens, I will help you to identify your goals and take steps toward achieving them.