My Approach to Helping
I see myself as an intuitive, creative, informed, and highly trained Clinical Psychologist that provides a safe, nonjudgmental, and transformative environment. Therapy with me fosters a deep sense of engagement and connection, a sense of feeling heard and understood, and clarity where there was previously ambiguity. These processes cultivate personal growth, healthy relationships, and wholistic well-being that is significant and valuable.
No matter where you have been, evidence-based therapies focus on changing the now. I strive to help my clients experience the world mindfully, and in accordance with their personal values. Through our work in cultivating an affirming, authentic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, I provide support while we collaboratively deconstruct what is causing distress in your life and preventing you from being your most effective and authentic self.
More Info About My Practice
My expertise is in time-limited, evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) and the Unified Protocol for emotional disorders. CBT is designed to help individuals notice and shift their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to find relief from symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and other psychopathology. Third wave CBT (like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness based interventions) focuses on behavioral processes like developing healthy ways to cope with stress, emotions, and complicated relationships. With these modalities I treat individuals who are impacted by depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship distress, burnout, divorce, loss, uncertainty, stigma, and other life experiences, diagnoses, and stressors. We explore the sources, experiences, and motivations that impact how you relate with the world, and implement change in your life. I provide individualized tools to use in everyday decision-making that will help those changes last. You are the expert on you, but are you your most effective, content self? I provide flexible, customizable approaches that look different with each patient. I empower my clients to discover their strength, clarity, creativity, autonomy, resilience, motivation, and confidence in meeting whatever happens next.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I work with couples, families, friends, individuals, and adolescents. I practice LGBTQ+ affirming therapy and have expertise working with non-traditional relationships (i.e., open, poly), kink, life transitions, burnout, infidelity, sexuality, gender ID, and creatives (i.e., actorsmusicians). I specialize in relationships, sex therapy and interpersonal trauma.