My Approach to Helping
Your story matters. I want to learn about your unique life experiences that have made you who you are. Your perspectives, passions, interests, and aspirations serve as invaluable tools in therapy and can help guide us towards the growth and future you envision. I strongly believe that therapy is an experience that must be built from trust and collaboration and I aspire to maintain a space that is judgment free and mindful of diverse perspectives and lived experiences. At times, systemic oppression can impact the way we perceive our stories. As such, I believe that being respectful and mindful of contextual factors that impact our lives (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion spirituality) is an integral aspect of therapy.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). I approach our work together from a Narrative Therapy perspective, while integrating other modalities (i.e., Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I believe that acknowledging one’s culture and the impact it has on our mental health is necessary and invaluable to the therapeutic process. In our work together, I will not shy away from sensitive topics (e.g., generational trauma, systemic issues of oppression, racism, patriarchy, heteronormativity, etc.). I enjoy being able to help you find the crux of an issue and collaboratively explore how it is impacting your lived experience.
I strive to be authentic and relatable to my clients. I identify as a nerd and am passionate about geek and gaming culture. In therapy, I work with my clients to identify and utilize their passions to foster growth. I enjoy using metaphors to communicate my understanding of the world to others and I use them in the therapy room when appropriate. Therapy can be a challenging process and the inherent vulnerability involved can be uncomfortable at times. If you are ready to make changes in your life and you think that we could be a good fit for each other, I invite you to reach out to me to confirm whether I’m right for you.