My Approach to Helping
I offer individual, relationship or couples therapy, and group therapy incorporating Yoga. In the space we share, I strive to support you with a therapeutic relationship that is accepting, loving, and responsive. My style is collaborative, strengths-based, client-centered, and grounded in social justice and liberation psychology. My goal is to create a space together that is creative, engaging, lovingly challenging, and celebratory.
My approach to therapy is experiential and relational. Meaning, our time together will center on the experiences we have together. That might look like slowing down, connecting with our bodies and taking a deep breath together, exploring how we impact one another, engaging in a guided imagery exercise, or turning to your partner in relationship therapy to share what is happening for you.
As a queer therapist and a military veteran, I recognize that 2SLGBTQ+ people and all those with marginalized identities and bodies may face unique challenges in being wholly heard, seen, and supported by their therapist. My approach to support you in your experiences is to be open with you about my identities, listen and affirm you and your experiences, and utilize a systemic approach to acknowledge systems of oppression (colonialism, racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia, among many more) and their impact on our lives and relationships.
Overall, my priority is to support you in showing up as wholly yourself in therapy, and I will meet you there with a welcoming, encouraging relationship. I look forward to creating this space with you, together.