My Approach to Helping
I am a queer licensed social worker and certified grief counseling specialist. I help fellow queer people deal with microaggressions, discrimination, and grief. If you've recently lost a loved one (queer or not) I am here to provide you with support. I counsel people who have experienced a loss due to sudden events, traumatic events, suicide, and homicide.
I leverage techniques from complicated grief therapy (CGT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you on your journey to emotional and mental wellness.
My approach to LGBTQ counseling is informed by the fact that I understand that members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges related to mental health and self-acceptance. I believe that therapeutic relationships are naturally healing. I have witnessed powerful growth and healing in my presence. I want to offer that same experience to you.
My approach to grief counseling is informed by my professional training and personal experience with loss. Grief is inherently complex. It is different for each person and different with each loss. I provide support to my clients with the understanding that each person’s grief process looks different. I will not be shocked by the intensity of your emotions. Instead, I will allow space for you to explore and express those emotions in their fullest capacity with patience, compassion, and care.