“I am passionate about offering an empathetic and empowering space for folks to explore their relationships with themselves, others, and their bodies.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I started college believing that my ultimate goal was to find a way to help others the way individuals in my life aided my growth growing up. At first, I was unsure how to do that; I didn't have many helping and empathetic adults in my life outside of teachers. I found myself taking an intro to psychology class in college. It gave me a new perspective on my lived experiences and opened up a path to help and hold others through their own journeys. Since then, I have completed my bachelor's in psychology and my master's in counseling as well as extensive training in trauma-informed care, EMDR, eating disorders, Health at Every Size, sex positivity, and intuitive eating.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am passionate about offering an empathetic and empowering space for folks to explore their relationships with themselves, others, and their bodies. I utilize my personality through humor and gentle challenging to show up authentically for my clients. I use person-centered, attachment, and feminist approaches to support my clients in finding their voice. I am Health at Every Size-aligned and I love working with clients who want to explore their relationship with chronic dieting, who want to heal childhood wounds, or who want to create more meaningful relationships with others.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue to learn more and more about my own implicit biases and strive to continue to do my own internal anti-racist work, which is integral to showing up in the most authentic way for my clients. I work collaboratively with dietitians, psychiatrists, and physicians in order to assist my clients in their healing.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Although many of us were given a blueprint early in life written by our caregivers that may have painted a picture that we are unlovable, unworthy, or that the world doesn't care about us, I believe that we are all capable of rewriting our blueprint and cultivating loving and compassionate relationships with ourselves and others. Through therapy, clients can learn what it feels like to be held empathetically, validated, and cared for.
“I utilize my personality through humor and gentle challenging to show up authentically for my clients.”