My Approach to Helping
By seeking outside support, you've already taken one of the hardest steps on the healing journey. It takes courage to turn inward, face our present struggles, and open ourselves up to change. Unprocessed pain can create feelings of stuckness and negative thought patterns that worsen self-esteem. Therapy can help you understand how you got to this point, and how to identify and reframe the belief-systems and habits that are no longer serving you. These shifts create room for growth and can restore a sense of empowerment and agency over one's life.
My therapeutic style is grounded in self-compassion, honesty, warmth, and humor. I support my clients in making connections between their multigenerationalancestral trauma and their present symptoms. I approach mental health from an Integrative perspective- incorporating a wide range of techniques to address the needs of the whole person at their pace.
As a queer person, I deeply resonate with and respect the LGBTQIA2S+ community's need to feel understood by their therapist in order for healing to occur. My goal is to create a safe space for all of my clients, especially those of marginalized identities.