My Approach to Helping
No matter your past or present, your haves or have nots, life can be difficult. I believe that people want and need to be understood – to feel validated and acknowledged in the midst of their troubles. Without these moments of understanding, life can feel mundane, lonely, or deeply confusing. At the most troubling times when stress, depression, or relationships overwhelm, change can seem impossible. Yet change is made possible through a trusting therapeutic relationship, and a careful understanding of oneself and others.
As we journey through life, our past is present with us always. Yet, there are large parts of our experience that operate in the background, beyond our awareness, impacting our thoughts, behaviors, and everyday life. Therapy offers the opportunity to learn about yourself, unpack your life's story, and uncover a deeper, more complete truth about your life.
Through careful listening, cultural sensitivity, honesty, and effort, I offer an open and affirming space, where your story can be rediscovered and healing can take place. Areas of focus in my practice include anxiety and depression, emotional and acute traumas, and relational distress. I also have advanced training in issues pertaining to gender and race.