My Approach to Helping
Our emotions are interwoven, complex, and connected to our personal history as well as the broader society that surrounds us. You deserve a therapist who can help you navigate this complexity with empathy, cultural humility, and a collaborative spirit. Together, I hope that we can cultivate your capacity for self-awareness and self-compassion which, I believe, are the building blocks to healing and inner peace.
My practice is LGBT-affirmative, sex-positive, and social justice oriented.
More Info About My Practice
I graduated from Antioch University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, where I specialized in LGBT Affirmative Therapy. I loved my coursework on queer development, and I pride myself on approaching queer issues from an affirmative lens. I completed my pre-degree traineeship at APLA Health which is an organization that has been at the forefront of HIV-related care since the onset of the AIDS epidemic.
I have worked with people on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma-related stress, workplace-related stress, internal criticism, perfectionism, addiction and eating disorder recovery, queer topics, intersectionality, and general mental health maintenance.
I approach each case from a depth (psychoanalytic) perspective in order to examine the root causes of pain, but I keep my work open to various other modalities that might best serve the unique needs of my clients.