My Approach to Helping
I can help you to increase self-esteem, set new boundaries, and improve the quality of your relationships.
Do you consider yourself a people pleaser? Are you going through a rough breakup or need clarity about a relationship? Maybe you're in a rough spot with your partner. I'm here to help with ALL your significant relationship issues. Let me help you to set boundaries with confidence, find a fulfilling romantic relationship, and restore the emotional connection with your partner. Together we can identify and correct the patterns that lead to feeling like you're on an island, longing for more secure, loving connections. I also support clients through recovery from relational trauma, including Narcissistic abuse. You deserve to love yourself and to be loved by your significant others!
When working with me, you can be your authentic self. I want you to be honest about your feelings - even towards me. We can also laugh together; therapy with me isn't stuffy or uptight. I'll help you recognize unhealthy patterns, sharpen communication skills, and set new boundaries. You'll be able to get more in touch with your needs and make changes at your own pace with my support. There's no judgment for your therapeutic process; the ups and downs of personal and relationship progress are normal.
You don't have to be stuck in old patterns. You don't have to settle for relationships that are hurtful instead of healing. You deserve to feel good about yourself, to feel understood, and to have your emotional needs met. If you're ready to heal and explore change, I'd love to help you navigate. Reach out today to set a up a free consultation.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is 100% virtual via a safe, HIPAA-compliant online platform called Simple Practice. Online therapy gives you all the benefits of talk therapy with the added scheduling convenience. Clients love that they can schedule appointments without worrying about building in time for a commute.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am skilled at helping clients to increase awareness of underlying issues that contribute to distress, especially relational trauma. My clients and I often discover ways in which they are unconsciously gravitating toward the familiar in their relationship patterns. I help them rework these patterns through more boundary setting, more emotional vulnerability, communication skills, and healing from trauma.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
The quality of your treatment is of the utmost importance. If I feel, for any reason, that I am not an appropriate fit for your therapeutic needs, I will be honest and refer you to a clinician with another skill-set. I also promise to "practice what I preach" by committing to my personal and professional growth in order to be the most effective clinician possible.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
The effects of relational trauma are issues that I'm intimately familiar with. Clients often feel self-conscious about their reactions in relationships. They sometimes ask if I think they're "crazy". The answer is NO. I know the shame of struggling to communicate healthfully or being overtaken with trauma. I have experience with Narcissistic abuse and know what it feels like to be gaslit. I know how scary it can be to try setting new boundaries.
Life experience has provided valuable insight and empathy for my clinical work. My personal healing journey has also proved to me that change is possible! You CAN find relief from anxiety and depression associated with relationship distress.