I sincerely believe you are the expert of your own experience. My role is to offer a safe, non-judgmental place for you to reflect on who you are now and who you want to be. Together we can define areas of growth, set goals, and create a plan to improve your life. Therapy is not about what *I* think is best, but about what *you* want to accomplish.
My specialties include working with survivors of trauma, such as sexual assault and abuse, and counseling LGBTQ+ individuals.
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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Trauma may include a number of experiences over your lifetime, including sexual assault, childhood abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, natural disaster, witnessing violence, sudden medical diagnoses, and the unexpected death of someone close to you. No matter when the traumatic event(s) happened, it may impair your ability to live, work, or just "feel normal." Trauma-informed counseling can make all the difference in feeling less alone and more able to enjoy life again.
I have both personal and professional experience in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, and understand some of the unique issues we face. Family and cultural expectations, stigma, and outside judgment can all have negative effects on our relationships and sense of self. Whether you're exploring your sexuality or came out years ago, I'm here to provide a safe, confidential place where you can be yourself.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
There is no minimum or maximum number of therapy sessions that will work for everyone. Some people prefer brief counseling, while others find it helpful to see a therapist for years. That said, most people benefit from at least 10 counseling sessions. Most sessions are once a week, for 45-50 minutes.
This gives you and your therapist enough time to get to know each other and create goals tailored to your needs. As you become more comfortable talking with your therapist, you should feel less stressed, anxious, or depressed. You may also find it easier to self-reflect, speak up for yourself, and establish healthy boundaries. Therapy is what you make it.