My Approach to Helping
Relationships are at the heart of our emotional pain; and to heal our pain, we need to understand it first. As a therapist, I want to help you understand your problems, identify your goals, and create your brand of change. If you find it hard to set or hold firm boundaries, communicate your feelings, or end toxic relationships, you're in the right place.
I work with teens and adults experiencing communication and relationship problems due to trauma, abuse, or domestic violence. To do this, I follow the cognitive behavioral therapy model to help clients identify unhelpful or negative thinking styles, establish neutral and positive reframes, raise social-emotional awareness, and build conflict resolution skills.
Making that first call to a new therapist is scary. And telling a complete stranger all your deepest, darkest secrets to try and feel better can seem hopeless. I won't wave a magic wand to make your problems go away. What I will do is walk with you on your path to healing. It's easy to get lost on that path. Luckily, my experience and compassion are the GPS.
More Info About My Practice
In my practice, I specialize in working with survivors of trauma, abuse or domestic violence. I have also found success in supporting clients who are exploring their gender identity or identify as transgender or non-binary. I operate from a trauma-informed and client-centered perspective, so my services are always provided with acceptance and encouragement of your individual development.
My practice is fully online which means two things:
1) I only provide telehealth services (therapy via Zoom video chat), and
2) I can only accept payments electronically.
I offer both individual and group therapy to support every client's needs. If you would like to join both a group and individual therapy, you can! Many clients find this to be one of the quickest ways to make progress towards their goals.
For more information, go to my website above!
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Maybe you are still unsure you want to try therapy. Many people feel guarded or shy before reaching out to a therapist; and even in the first few sessions. Treatment will always move at a pace that is comfortable for you, so you can rest easy knowing that we are in this together. Besides, one of the benefits of helping people identify unhealthy relationship and communication patterns for a living is you get really good at working with those who like to bottle everything up.