My therapeutic style is centered around respect and empathy…and a little humor. You'll have a safe and nurturing space where you can be your most authentic self and feel supported in the process of untangling the issues that are preventing you from living your fullest life. I’ll invite you to examine how relationships, family roles, and environment play a part in maintaining problematic dynamics and behaviors that no longer serve you. Self compassion, feeling empowered in your decisions and having a greater sense of peace in your life are some of what we'll work together in achieving.
I’m a human, just like you. I understand the toll of feeling not like your full, whole self… and, just like you, I survived (and am still enduring) life in a pandemic. I know the daunting task of choosing a therapist who really gets you. I also happen to be a therapist. Opening up to someone new can feel a little intimidating, which is why I’d like to tell you more about myself.
My approach is strength-based and person-centered…oh, and collaborative, non-judgmental and all that good stuff. I am an intersectional and inclusive therapist, a sex-positive therapist and an LGBTQIA ally. I believe that to the core, all humans want to feel a sense of belonging and connection.
I also believe that vulnerability is the heart of the healing process. For that reason, I bring my whole self into the therapeutic process.
If you’re expecting a therapist who shows little to no facial expressions and gazes down to a notepad, that is not me. I will laugh and smile with you, I will show you my genuine concern and, if time permits, I will trade movie and restaurant recommendations with you. I also firmly believe in the healing abilities of animals, please feel free to bring your pets to session. If you catch him outside of his designated 22 hours of sleep, I’ll be happy to introduce my personal therapy dog, Moe.
You don’t have to do it alone. We’re all on this journey of life without a map, seeking purpose and fulfillment. Many of us will face challenges along the way, and fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others (thanks, social media) - leaving us feeling defeated and behind. You are not alone, nor are you behind. You are exactly where you’re supposed to be and what you’ve been searching for exists within you. I am happy to join you in this journey and help you find peace. Let’s get you the help you’re looking for.
I specialize in diagnosing and treating eating disorders. With a focus on emotional eating, binge eating and overcoming avoidance of certain foods; I utilize gradual exposure therapy and meal support therapy.