“I am likely to prompt you to slow down and tune into what already lies within.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As is often the case, I came to my work in therapy by way of seeking change. Life transitions have a way of bringing up old wounds, poking at scars that we didn’t even know were still tender. These words are personal but also reinforced in my years of work with individuals who have coped with trauma at many different levels. My scope of work includes relationship issues, challenges with emotional and physical intimacy, anxious cycles of thinking, feeling disconnected from one's self or others, feelings of stuckness, and difficulty in life transitions. I have special interest in women’s mental health, working with individuals and couples coping with intimacy issues, and couples transitioning into parenthood. I have deepened my clinical focus and skills by obtaining training in Gottman couples techniques, sex therapy, anxiety, mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum (after giving birth, it’s all postpartum!), and child-parent dyadic therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy will be collaborative and you will lead the way. We will begin by looking at what brought you to therapy to begin with and tailor sessions to what feels right and relevant for you. I use an attachment-based lens, and we may look at the past to gain greater insight into your current experience. We may also explore skill-based work if that feels helpful. I am likely to prompt you to slow down and tune into what already lies within. Intentionally creating space to listen to what your heart, gut, and body have to say is extremely powerful.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My practice is informed by a deep understanding of trauma and how it lives in our body and the firm belief that systems of oppression have a strong impact on our social and emotional wellbeing. I work within a social justice framework, allowing space to look at this systemic impact as well as taking into account the intersectionality of the identities that live within us.
“Intentionally creating space to listen to what your heart, gut, and body have to say is extremely powerful.”