My Approach to Helping
Life experiences, both traumatic and seemingly ordinary, can leave us with no choice but to develop coping strategies that can be lifesaving in the moment but eventually lead us away from our inherent joy, curiosity, creativity, and connectedness. Therapy can be a beneficial way to both stabilize from these experiences and reclaim our authentic selves. I believe that therapy should be both fun and fulfilling while allowing you to explore parts of yourself that previously felt inaccessible.
I am a relational therapist and specialize in exploring patterns that come from our families of origin, relationships with ourselves, with our friends, romantic partners, and children, as well as relationships with food and substances. I tailor treatment to each client’s unique needs by incorporating modalities such as Internal Family Systems, psychodynamic psychotherapy, somatic work, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. Regardless of approach, what is transformative in therapy occurs in the relational dynamic.
I am committed to practicing from an anti-oppressive, inclusive, and culturally responsive framework. I also bring a practical mindset based on my own varied life experiences, including a prior career as a lawyer and as a parent, step-parent and partner.