My Approach to Helping
Taking appropriate COVID-19 precautions, I'm offering video or teletherapy sessions. I look forward to meeting you and staying safe together.
There are moments when we feel misunderstood, unheard or alone. Sometimes, we just feel “stuck.” We may be grieving death, reliving trauma, questioning our identity or purpose. Some of us are struggling in a relationship, grappling with addiction, or facing major life changes. Intense anxiety or deep depression may be increasingly overwhelming or painfully numbing. Others of us are facing fears of uncertainty during this era of COVID-19. Experiences like these may have come on for you recently, or they are reminders of what life's always been.
A Midwesterner living in L.A., I hope to guide you on a personal therapeutic journey, on which we can begin improving your quality of life by thoughtfully exploring your intricate inner world and unique history. We will do so together in a non-judgmental space fostered by unconditional positive regard, acceptance and deep empathy. I primarily use a person-centered approach to therapy to assist clients in seeking a life they desire.
I merge psychotherapy, mindfulness and somatic work to help bring back mind and body balance after traumatic events. I am trained in and utilize the trauma-based interventions Trauma Resiliency Model® and Community Resiliency Model®.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples going through major life transitions like graduating from high school or college, beginning a new job or changing careers, marriage, parenthood, separation divorce, death of a loved one, and other moments in life that may feel overwhelming, intimidating or lonely.
I also have an interest in identifying social media and Internet addiction and its effects on one's mood, identity, self esteem, and relationships online and off.