My Approach to Helping
You deserve to feel confident and comfortable in our relationship so we can reflect and better prepare you to handle whatever crisis comes next. I treat the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration. I have an expansive view of the human spirit, relate to the pitfalls of human experience and possess a profound understanding of the disconnect which can occur between the stories we tell ourselves, and the realities we actually face. I have experience providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed care to newly arrived immigrants and refugees and as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I connect deeply with creating safe space and bearing witness to the unique challenges we all face.
I am committed to working with individuals within my own community, as well as adults who struggle with trauma associated with religious, educational and workplace abuse. While I utilize a strengths-based, humanistic approach, once we get to know one another, I will gladly identify distorted cognitive patterns and provide alternative perspectives. Working with both individuals and couples, I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Let’s work together to meet your goals while expanding our worldview on the path to wellness.