My Approach to Helping
I work with clients who may notice feeling stressed, stuck, or drained and would like to find clarity on how to move forward. We'll collaborate to develop a realistic plan to support you in feeling more at peace within yourself and more confident and fulfilled in your choices and your relationships. My goal as a therapist is to create a space where you feel empowered to find your voice amidst often contradictory familial, professional, and societal expectations. Each of us processes the world differently and I support clients to build tools for growth while feeling heard, seen and affirmed. My approach is culturally sensitive, warm, and pragmatic, and I use strengths-based, mindfulness-oriented, and intersectional methods to foster insight and healing on your path toward personal fulfillment.
More Info About My Practice
The resilience of the human spirit inspires me, and it is a privilege to witness the transformative and healing power of human connection. I addition to therapy, I provide coaching sessions. I support single individuals navigating dating platforms, creating authentic profiles, and connecting in today’s modern landscape. If you find yourself struggling to find genuine connection while dating, I may be able to provide support.
Education and advanced training:
I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Northwestern University and completed an externship in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), as well as advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindful Self-Compassion, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and modern psychodynamic theory and practice.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Those who identify with ADHD are often highly creative with an abundance of ideas + big picture connections. They can also struggle with managing their time (arriving late, super early, or generally overscheduled), organizing daily life (meeting deadlines, staying on task, paying bills on time), and experiencing strong emotions (intense feelings that are hard to manage). I work with clients to regulate difficult emotions and offer effective time management + organizational techniques.
Feelings of anxiety such as a pervasive sense of unease, worry, or racing thoughts can be our bodies' SOS signal. It's an invitation to explore what needs our attention. I will work with you holistically to identify the causes of your anxiety and the emotions you're experiencing as a result. I'll support you in regulating and managing your emotions with mindfulness and CBT techniques to help you feel more grounded.
I offer a warm, judgment-free space for couples to explore patterns, triggers, attachment styles, and relationship cycles. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) to support couples in exploring their approaches to conflict, and in deepening the quality of their communication and connection.
Stressful + Traumatic Experiences
Using EMDR therapy, we will reprocess past experiences that are impacting you in the present. Often past memories collide with our present experience, causing emotional distress. Together we will identify and reprocess current and foundational memories and help build new, positive, and adaptive memory networks. This will bring relief and resolution in the present, and resilience and hope for the future.