My Approach to Helping
Welcome! Are you feeling frustrated, worried or angry? Lacking energy to enjoy the things that used to bring you pleasure? Cant' stop fighting with your partner? Therapy CAN HELP!
First and foremost, I view therapy as a place where you have FULL permission to simply be yourself: you can fall apart, you can feel enraged, you can let yourself express deep sadness and cry, you can simply vent. My main job as a therapist is to listen to you deeply and with compassion, to help you make sense of your experience and to support you on you journey of self-discovery.
My own experience with therapy has taught me that no matter how painful, our feelings, emotions and physical sensations reveal to us the key to our own healing. My hope is that as we begin to work together, you will gain clarity regarding your wants and needs, identify your strengths and inner resources and connect with yourself more deeply.
More Info About My Practice
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist, I incorporate meditation, somatic approach, ritual, trauma informed psychotherapy and creative expression. I offer a free 20-30 min consultation. I love working with couples and individuals. Most recently I have expanded my practice to address sexuality and sexual health concerns.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Couple's counseling, Sex and Intimacy, Sexual Health concerns such as desire discrepancy between partners, low sexual desire, sexual pain, erectile difficulties.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I believe that my ability to be with my clients' pain, rage, sadness and disappointment stems from having to continuously turn towards these experiences in my own life without being swept away by them. I was fortunate to work with several kind and skillful therapists who helped me see these intense experiences as gifts to explore and learn from. I also think that having felt the depth of my own suffering, pain and loss makes me a more compassionate and empathic therapist.