My Approach to Helping
Life can be hard - you don't have to face it alone. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, or generally feeling unfulfilled, I'll work with you to move towards a life that feels more balanced and meaningful. I see counseling as a collaborative process in which we explore who you are, what you need, and what's getting in your way. I strive to provide culturally responsive and ethical care, and my own life experience allows me to bring compassion, authenticity, and non-judgment to build a therapeutic relationship based on respect, acceptance, and understanding.
More Info About My Practice
As a counselor, I am focused on wellness - a healthy balance encompassing all areas of life. Wellness looks different for everyone, so we'll explore together how to best meet your unique needs. I enjoy working with a variety of people, including those who identify as LGBTQ2S+, BIPOC, and those with "alternative" lifestyles and careers.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love being a psychotherapist because I love connecting deeply with other people. For me, it feels like a very special privilege to have people share their thoughts, feelings, and struggles with me, and I feel grateful to be able to offer my presence and compassion in return. I have a profound appreciation for people and the challenges inherent in being human - thanks to my own struggles in life, I have developed a deep sense of compassion, patience, and understanding - and helping others to live richer, more satisfying lives gives me meaning and satisfaction in my own life.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Going to see a therapist for the first time can be uncomfortable and intimidating! A lot of folks think therapy is only for people with serious mental illness or those who can't handle their problems on their own, but I disagree - life is hard for everyone at times, and we humans are social creatures: we're built to be interdependent with others. Therapy is a safe place to explore who we are, how we see the world, and what we want out of life, and these are questions I hope all people have the opportunity to consider. If you're interested in therapy but not sure, please reach out to me to schedule a free consultation. I'd be more than happy to talk with you about your concerns and answer any questions you have.