My Approach to Helping
I believe that every person has the potential for a meaningful and joyous life, even after experiencing times of great suffering, abuse, or trauma. As a therapist, I offer a space for healing by helping clients process trauma, develop insight, and experiment with behavioral change.
In session, I use a combination of narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy and EMDR (trauma reprocessing therapy) techniques. I love hearing peoples’ stories and believe that therapy is a dynamic process that, while sometimes challenging, leads to positive change and growth. My hope is that clients will develop greater self-compassion and an understanding of their personal values and dreams, so that they can lead more authentic lives.
It takes courage and determination to embark upon a therapeutic relationship, and I'm honored to be a part of my clients’ journeys. I work with people who struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, body image issues, career transitions, codependency, decision-making, depression, eating disorders, and identity issues, as well as people with a history of sexual trauma, narcissistic abuse, and the children of personality-disordered parents.
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor and have experience working at ASU’s Counseling Services where I enjoyed working with teens and young adults. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a professional ballet dancer. My work in the arts has led me to see people through a creative lens and to appreciate each person's unique idiosyncrasies and strengths.