“I hold an open space where you can bring your full self and no topic is off limits.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Prior to entering private practice, I worked for nearly a decade in a variety of community-based organizations, ranging from LGBTQ+-focused work to youth development and homelessness/housing services. I incorporate my previous work by providing LGBTQ+ affirming, trauma-informed, and nonjudgmental care. I hold an open space where you can bring your full self and no topic is off limits.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe therapy is most impactful when it is tailored to each person’s unique needs and concerns. This looks different for everyone and might even look different throughout your journey. Good therapy can help you to make the changes you have been struggling with, identify the patterns that might be holding you back, and ultimately help you create a more fulfilling life. My approach to therapy is to provide a space in which you can understand and break down the barriers getting in the way of you feeling better. I work in an affirming and collaborative way, finding a balance between holding a space where you can begin to truly hear yourself and providing direct feedback when helpful.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
The mental health field is constantly changing with new research, knowledge, and approaches to care. I am deeply committed to continuously evolving my own abilities by staying informed of the most recent science and practices. Additionally, I seek out clinical expertise and engage in my own therapeutic work.
“Good therapy can help you to make the changes you have been struggling with, identify the patterns that might be holding you back, and ultimately help you create a more fulfilling life.”