My Approach to Helping
**I am currently accepting new clients**
Therapy has been likened to unpacking a backpack. We each carry a backpack of our stuff. When we're unaware of what "our stuff" is, we tend to operate from a place of not owning it, and displacing the weight of it on others. Therapy is a place to process through that stuff, and to learn to own ourselves. Unpacking the backpack involves actively reflecting on what we're carrying in it, and working through the weighty emotions that carry old messages from our past.
I offer counseling support to individuals and couples seeking short-term support for immediate concerns, or long-term support when more time is required to process through complex experiences.
Regardless of what is calling you to therapy now, I would like to offer you a safe space to do your work.
I have the skills to facilitate your experience, and I have done it for others. For an appointment, please call or email me.
More Info About My Practice
I believe that care should be accessible and affordable to all those who seek it. My private pay fee is $80 per 50-minute session, but I also offer a sliding scale for those who express a need during the first meeting. Sliding scale fees range from $55 to $75, and there is no limit to these sessions.
I run my business as "cash and credit card only." I am not currently paneled with any insurance companies, but will gladly provide documentation for those choosing to receive counseling from me on an out-of-network basis.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
When I was first starting out as a counselor, I worked for an entire year, at a private agency where all the counselors and supervisory staff were women, and all of our clients identified as women. This experience was very transformative for me, and I continue to specialize in feminist psychotherapy. What is that, you might ask?
Well, It's a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the particular challenges and stressors that women face as a result of bias, stereotyping, oppression, discrimination, and other factors that threaten their mental health as a result of living in a society and culture that has established masculinity and male-dominance as the norm.
I am also a veteran with almost a decade of military experience that included war-time deployments and hardship tours, and I have experience sitting with veterans and family members of veterans. The military-affiliated community is a unique community of individuals who've experienced sometimes unspeakable hardship yet remain some of the most underserved members of society.
If you identify with either of these groups (or both), I am available to sit with you.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Don't be afraid to try out a few different therapists before choosing the one that best fits your needs.