compassionate, collaborative care
LCSW, LCAS, PLLC
I take a highly collaborative approach to therapy and use an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework to better understand the role that oppression plays in creating and sustaining emotional, physical, and psychological pain. I place a high value on the strengths, perspectives, and wisdom you bring to the healing process and work in a non-pathologizing way with the traumatic effects of oppression. My goal as your therapist is to help elicit and reinforce the adaptive energy of your own resiliency. During our initial session we will spend some time getting to know each other, making sure we can work well together, and figuring out your goals for therapy. After setting our intentions for therapy we will take some time to figure out the best therapeutic approach to help you reach your goals.
I grew up in Asheville, NC and I love nature, hiking, and anything unusual. I enjoy meditating, reading, traveling, and also just being cozy at home. I have two italian greyhounds and a chihuahua at home, which I share with my partner.
In our therapy sessions we will work together to identify your needs and individualize a plan to help you reach your goals. I utilize the following evidence-based treatment approaches in therapy:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP)
In addition to the treatment approaches listed above, I use person-centered and strengths-based models in therapy.
I currently co-facilitate a DBT Skills Training group at Radical Healing. This group is queer-facilitated and designed to provide safe-r spaces for our trans, gender nonconforming, nonbinary and greater LGBTQueer+ communities. DBT skills groups support folx in learning and practicing a variety of skills and tools to manage ordinary and extraordinary problems in an affirming and informed environment. DBT skills group will enhance one's ability to deal with overwhelming and difficult emotions, help one learn ways to improve relationships, learn effective coping skills, and to provide opportunities to integrate mindfulness and nonjudgmental thinking into our everyday lives.
My areas of special interest and experience include:
addiction and recovery