My Approach to Helping
You probably started hearing judgmental messages very early on in childhood, and continue to receive similarly harsh messages on a daily basis in society, whether at work, home, among family, out in public, at movies, on television, or via social media. The combination of the old messages etched deep into your unconscious mind with the ones you hear every day can trap you in anxiety, depression, trauma, and repressed sexuality, and the work you and I do together will help make sense of these messages and how they affect your life and emotional world. Insight alone, however, won't necessarily lead to change, and therapy involves you setting intentions, and striving to accomplish very specific goals of growth, and freeing yourself from those narratives.
I honor your individuality, that your morals, values, goals, dreams, kinks, vices, and past are all your own, special, and okay. There is no place for judgment in the therapy room. You may be career-driven, family-driven, pleasure-driven, spiritual, or all of the above. You may want to be in a monogamous marriage your entire life, stay single, have another lover every day, trade sex for money, be completely asexual, or a host of other things. Again, my role isn't to judge, but to help you find strength in actualizing your truths, lowering your anxiety, and finding meaning. My only bias is toward mindfulness and self-compassion, and I can honor that even those tools might not be for everyone.