Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Do you find yourself questioning your values, your path in life, or the answer to the question, “Who am I?” During an identity crisis, you may feel lost, confused, and unsure of yourself. An identity crisis involving gender identity can be especially difficult, as it can involve questioning your fundamental sense of self. If you are struggling to cope with an identity crisis, seeking help is a positive first step. Therapy can give you the space to ask and process questions you may be struggling with, identify your strengths and values, do self-esteem work, and process what may have happened that led to the identity crisis itself. I can help you navigate self-exploration, gender expression, growth, confidence, and resilience.
My clients describe me as an authentic, interactive, and compassionate listener who can create a safe and supportive environment for them. I am committed to helping you understand and accept yourself, as well as helping you to develop healthy and fulfilling relationships. I am a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience working with adults of all backgrounds who are struggling with issues related to identity, self-esteem, and relationships. My approach to therapy involves a variety of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, advocate for racial justice, and equity, and support people in recovery. I am passionate about working with transgender and nonbinary adults seeking a space for emotional healing and coping where they feel safe, celebrated, and supported. My specialties include working with adults who have experienced trauma, chronic stress, depression, or anxiety. If you are interested in therapy, please reach out to me. I would be happy to discuss your needs and goals and see if I am a good fit for you.
BS - Cognitive Science, University of Michigan
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California School of Social Work
I have always been passionate about seeing people overcome challenges and embrace their full, true selves. It is an honor to witness the courage and resilience of my clients.
I enjoy nature, travel, and time with family.
Going on walks.
To Kill a Mockingbird. It's very well written and has an excellent message.
Any organization working with foster children. I support organizations that emphasize the importance of safe and loving homes.
Resting and watching a movie.
I have two cats. I adopted my first cat because he was mischievous - running out the door anytime people would go in to look at the cats. My second cat was so excited while being adopted he threw up.
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