“I aim to meet you—and all facets of you—wherever you are in your journey.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Before becoming a licensed psychotherapist, I lived the life and identity of a dancer—with many ups and downs. My professional background in performance art, visual art, and yoga led me to discover the transformative power of creativity and spirituality in trauma healing, mental health liberation, and social justice. I've since expanded my identity to include the many other roles I play: clinical social worker, intuitive healer, and queer and gender-fluid artist (just to name a few). Human beings are always in flux and in process. We have many parts, and we embody many roles and characters throughout our lives. I aim to meet you—and all facets of you—wherever you are in your journey. I embrace your dynamic, multidimensional process.
What should someone know about working with you?
Regular sessions are structured to fit your schedule and budget. Intake is an ongoing process within the first month of treatment. I’ll ask basic safety questions during our initial consultation, and we'll discuss the cancellation policy and communication needs outlined in our treatment agreement. Our working arrangement is a collaboration, tailor-made to suit your unique personality and needs.
How does collaboration with other providers inform your work?
Ongoing collaboration with supervisors, advisors, and other providers (e.g., psychiatrists, nutritionists, spiritual teachers, etc.) is not only ethically appropriate, it’s also necessary to preserve the integrity of the work. I will ask about your additional providers during our initial consultation and include the disclosure arrangements (e.g., HIPAA-bound confidentiality) within our finalized treatment agreement. Aside from off-site providers, I also personally invest in getting regular supervision from peers and advisors to ensure that my clinical stance remains objective, and that my work functions optimally to serve you, the client, in treatment.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
Therapy is boldly choosing yourself. It takes tremendous courage to show up for yourself and explore. Any hesitation speaks to the challenge of change that awaits you—it’s no easy feat! You are already strong and resilient for even considering it. When working with me, I honor that boldness. My approach to therapy is client-centered and client-led. I greatly trust and respect your felt experience, your intelligent system, and your intuition, and I believe that this expedition is yours to head—my therapist role is mostly to offer guidance on where to point the lantern. I emphasize your control of the pace and intensity to ensure we proceed safely. I'll always ask permission, and I'm always here to support you.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am thrilled by the field’s evolution toward somatic (body-based) approaches to trauma healing. Finally, the mind-body-spirit connection is making headway in the realm of evidence-based treatments for mental health! As a dancer with a strong, kinesthetic awareness, I am excited to bridge these worlds of artistic movement, somatic attunement (mindfulness practice), and mental health healing.
“I greatly trust and respect your felt experience, your intelligent system, and your intuition, and I believe that this expedition is yours to head—my therapist role is mostly to offer guidance on where to point the lantern.”