Areas of Focus
I believe that relationships are where we learn how to be people. Our bonds with other people are formative in how we understand our selves and the world. Relationships can also be a place where we experience loss, pain, and even trauma if our needs are not able to be met well. We develop survival skills to navigate the world and meet our own needs, but those skills are often impacted by our early experiences in relationships, and we take them with us into the rest of our lives. When we are living out of outdated stories around who we are or who we have to be, it can shape our ability to pursue lives of authentic connection with yourself and others. I will provide an honest and compassionate space for you to grow your understanding of yourself, who you have been, and who you're becoming. We are not meant to suffer alone.
I am a relational psychodynamic therapist, which means the relationship between the client and therapist is a tool that we use to pursue healing. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, which are evidenced based practices that help us understand our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings and how they impact one another. I can offer DBT and ACT informed therapies as well.
I am deeply rooted in queer, decolonialist, and antiracist therapeutic perspectives, in which I continue to pursue my own learning and development around to meet people in their specific intersections of identity.
My treatment style is relational and holistic. I will provide an honest and compassionate space for you to grow your understanding of yourself, who you have been, and who you're becoming. Whether you are finding yourself repeating a pattern that you'd like to change, feeling overwhelmed or out of control, or simply looking for a place of support, therapy is a place where you can grow an authentic connection with yourself and others. I believe that you are your own best expert and my role is to walk alongside you in your path towards healing.
I work with adults and adolescents (ages 13+) of all backgrounds. I continually strive towards an abolitionist and antiracist perspective by engaging in ongoing clinical supervision and continuing education.
My work is informed by the following orientations:
Relational Psychodynamic Therapy