My Approach

My goal as a therapist is to provide a refuge where the folx I work with can heal and grow. I’ve helped many people, just like you, navigate the road to recovery and build a life worth living. I use a collaborative, "power with" approach to therapy. I want us to work together to create change, which means I value the strengths, perspective, and wisdom you bring to the process. I also utilize various evidence-based models that we can individualize to meet your unique needs. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which are two treatments that help clients cope more effectively with challenging emotions and unhelpful behaviors. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which is a therapy that helps relieve emotional and physical distress by altering negative beliefs and associations tied to traumatic memories. I am also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma, a body-based talk therapy that helps clients effectively process physical symptoms of unresolved trauma. I am affirming of all people and enjoy working with patients who identify as LGBTQIA across the gender spectrum. I also have a background in religious studies and am willing to incorporate your spiritual and religious beliefs into treatment when appropriate.