My Approach to Helping
Let me help you find your best self. I want you to live a life that feels fulfilling because it was designed by your strengths, passion, and power. I can help you navigate roadblocks to your health and happiness, using creative approaches to therapy along the way. I work across a wide variety of issues, with the ultimate goal of self-discovery and a life that feels truly yours. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer yoga therapy, which can help to break through the "blocks" and move into a deeper healing and awareness of self. I am affirming of LGBTQ+ and all cultural identities.
More Info About My Practice
In my practice, I create an open, warm, and welcoming place for you to explore a deeper understanding of yourself while I guide you in the direction of healing and self-compassion. I am trained in various techniques, but I will always tailor treatment to my client's needs and comfort.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
While I am trained to and enjoy working across a wide variety of issues, there are a few which I consider to be specialities of mine. These include trauma of all types, immigration and cultural adjustment, relationship issues, and identity-development. These issues generally come with symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to disturbances in sleeping and eating, or panic attacks and distrust of others, and of which I am well-trained in treating.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can be a scary word, but if you think about it, the reasons why it helps is actually pretty intuitive. So much of our hurt and pain comes from others, whether it was a traumatic event, not getting the support we needed as children, or wishing that your partner would better meet your needs. Therapy is meeting with an open, welcoming, curious, and empathetic person to help you correct those experiences. With natural empathy and training in formal techniques, we can help rewrite that narrative of pain and hurt and assist you in reclaiming your life or relationships with others as a safe and fulfilling place.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I consider it to be an immense honor to walk side by side with someone through their pain or struggle. One of the things about being a psychotherapist is that we often see your strengths, power, and potential before you do. So we encourage, listen, and guide knowing all along that you are an incredible person who brings so much to the world. Then the time comes when you begin to realize these things yourself and the feeling of witnessing that strength and growth is an indescribable mix of joy, astonishment, and pride for you. We get to witness feats of strength every day, and for me, it continually restores my faith in humanity and our incredible ability to create change when we just come together to support one another.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Therapy can be a great unknown, especially for those who have never tried it before. I think it is important to know that it is a gradual process and nothing happens without your consent. You actually have a lot of control over what happens in the therapeutic process. The first appointment in a lot of ways is just like going to a doctor of any other kind for the first time. There is paperwork and the focus tends to be on what your needs are and how we can help. From there, your therapist will give you a full roadmap of what to expect, so that you have a feeling of knowing what you are walking into. Part of our job is to get you acquainted with the process and feeling comfortable with your plan of treatment.
There are a lot of other reasons to be on the fence about therapy, but know that therapists are happy to meet for a consultation where they can tell you how they view the issue you're coming in with and how they would approach treating it. I have seen therapy make incredible changes in the lives of others, and if you're at the point where the feeling of being stuck in your life is outweighing the feeling of uncertainty, it is probably time to pick up the phone and call.