My Approach to Helping
I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling degree in 2012, and have been practicing therapy for the past 6 years with a focus on trauma-informed care. My goal is to work with people who are interested in personal and interpersonal growth. In my practice, I focus on building insight, compassion, and acceptance of oneself and others, while challenging the dynamics and structures that pose obstacles to successful growth and healing. Through this framework, I am well-equipped to treat issues related to minority stress in marginalized populations and non-traditional communities.
While experienced and skilled in addressing commonly-occurring mental health concerns like depression, burnout, and anxiety, I have special interest in working with body diversity through a Health at Every Size model, LGBTQIA+ communities, polyamory and ethical non-monogomy, kink and BDSM communities, sex workers, and other people who might see themselves as unconventional or outside of the social mainstream. I also have a background of specific expertise in addressing the needs of highly-sensitive persons, college students, and tech industry professionals.