As your therapist, my commitment to you is to show up authentically and to always remain anchored in warmth, unconditional positive regard, and acceptance of you with curiosity and flexibility. In the therapeutic partnership we form, the priority will be a foundation of trust and emotional safety where you feel understood and valued. My approach is collaborative, relational, trauma-informed, and human. Through an eclectic, transpersonal and person-centered orientation, I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to therapy - I integrate my training and skill sets to personalize my approach to you and your goals and values. I will meet you, exactly where and how you are, to work through it all with you with empathy, warmth, and some evidence-based technique.
As a professor of mine once put it, we must find a way to be like the buffalo: when the other animal species run away, the buffalo knows to turn toward the storm and charge through it, in order to get out the other side. I look forward to being a witness to your growth and development as you pursue your own peaceful, connected, and authentic life.
My experience includes work with: I have professional experience in inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, and traditional outpatient settings. My experience includes work with adults and adolescents seeking support for anxiety and depression, bipolar and other mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, sexual assault, self-esteem, identity exploration and conflict, conflict within interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, adjustment issues and life transitions, as well as maladaptive coping skills, including self-harm. I am an almost Licensed Addiction Counselor with extensive experience and training in the treatment of substance use disorders. I am also LGBTQ informed and allied.
Primary modalities I draw from: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt and Psychodynamic Theories.