“I create a safe, judgement free space to better help you navigate the challenges in your life so you can grow and improve as a person.”
What should someone know about working with you?
I create a safe, judgement free space to better help you navigate the challenges in your life so you can grow and improve as a person. I utilize different therapeutic modalities that are rooted in unlearning negative thought patterns, learning new coping skills, unpacking trauma, and improving attachment styles and interpersonal connections. Our work will help you be able to feel more grounded in the present, learn to better cope with and handle your emotions, and improve your relationships and your ability to communicate and connect with others.
How does trauma play out in our lives?
Let’s face it, we all have experiences in our lives that we consider traumatic. Being a human is hard, and it comes with a lot of challenges to work through and figure out and it’s not easy to sort these things out on our own. My role is to help you navigate through the tough stuff and help you face, cope with, and heal from traumatic experiences. The last year in particular has tested a lot of us; we’ve experienced isolation, conflict, and a lot of fear. And for many of us, being isolated brought some of that trauma and anxiety to the surface. I work to create a space to unpack the complicated emotions and gain a better understanding of how life experiences can influence the ways we function and exist. Our work together will help you navigate the world as it begins to reopen, as well as teach you new coping skills, change disruptive thought patterns, and resolve any past traumatic experiences that might be leaving you feeling stagnant, overwhelmed, or less connected to yourself and others.
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist was rooted in a desire to help others on their healing journey as I was once helped on my own. Life experiences and my own therapy showed me the importance of validation, support, and a space for processing and unpacking trauma and other challenging experiences. I am a big believer that the best therapists are folks that have sat and done this work for themselves and have a solid understanding of how difficult vulnerability and unpacking trauma can be. The foundation of my work is rooted in examining how our identities impact the therapeutic process. I have experience working with individuals (teenagers, young adults, and adults), couples, and families. I am certified in prolonged exposure, dialectical behavior therapy skills, and family functional therapy.
“I am a big believer that the best therapists are folks that have sat and done this work for themselves and have a solid understanding of how difficult vulnerability and unpacking trauma can be.”