“My role is to help you make space for what arises, challenge you, build your curiosity, and honor your journey.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I worked as a social worker with individuals and families, providing support during times of extreme crisis such as family violence, experiences of abuse, addiction, and homelessness. In listening closely as clients work through their challenges, I have been inspired by the human capacity to overcome adversity and create meaning during the deepest struggles. I see my role as helping clients connect to their innate ability to heal and change.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy is a path that can lead to seismic shifts in the most difficult aspects of our lives. Each person’s experience is distinct and everyone brings different identities, anxieties, and expectations. Examining our lives can be scary, confusing, exciting, and sometimes surprising, but we are here to do this work together. My role is to help you make space for what arises, challenge you, build your curiosity, and honor your journey. For some, speaking to what has been unacknowledged and unsaid carries great weight; it’s transformative, creating new energy and vitality. For others, we will develop specific tools to manage intense emotions or build insight into beliefs and patterns that might have once been protective but now limit you. By better understanding deep and early wounds as well as conflicting truths, we are better able to experience ourselves and the world in ways that are truthful and joyful.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am enrolled at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, a rigorous postgraduate program that includes theoretical courses, clinical supervision, and personal analysis. Having been on both sides of the therapeutic relationship, I understand how challenging it is to tear down emotional walls and reveal yourself to a stranger. I also know how rewarding it is and will provide the trust and patience necessary to work through all of it with you.
“By better understanding deep and early wounds as well as conflicting truths, we are better able to experience ourselves and the world in ways that are truthful and joyful.”