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I offer individual therapy for youth and adults. While I am formally trained in multiple evidenced based approaches such as CBT, DBT, ACT, FFT, SMART, IFS, and multiple trauma focused therapies, I use a person-centered and holistic approach. I am skilled and trained in treating symptoms of anxiety, panic, depression, disordered eating, low self-esteem, anger, executive functioning difficulties, trauma, attachment, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD/ADD, Autism, relational issues, maternal mental health, stress, and chronic pain/illness. I often integrate mind-body approaches such as somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness, meditation, and emotional freedom techniques (or tapping) into the work that we are doing together. My goal is to help you learn more about yourself, and draw from your strengths, in order to help you better adapt to your needs as an individual. All of the work that I do is rooted in racial, social, economic, disability, and medical justice.
I lead and support groups based on the needs of the members of our community. I also believe that it is essential create space for folks who have lived experiences to run peer-led groups. I do not believe that one has to be a Licensed Mental Health Professional to be able to share in their healing journeys, teach others effective coping strategies, model the skills and lessons that they have learned, and provide peer support to others struggling with similar challenges. While I will not be a part of these healing groups, I am happy to offer training, crisis management support, and debriefing to folks running these groups. Our current groups are focused on the needs of ND/Autistic individuals.
I believe that it is essential to offer flexible family therapy to caregivers and their children. This sometimes looks like a traditional family therapy format, and in other cases, it can look like a combination of individual child/teen sessions, caregiver sessions and family based sessions. The goals are always based on learning how to listen, communicate, and identify a mutual understanding of what the other family member(s) needs in order to feel heard and supported within the family system.
Most couples enter therapy when feeling disconnect, anger, and grief, due to the loss of intimacy within their relationship. My goal as a couples therapist is to guide couples, using a dyadic model of therapy in order to help couples work to feel safer, more understood and loved by one another, despite their differences- in personality, in parenting styles, and in interactions with each other. This compassion driven model, based on Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, helps couples develop a healthier understanding and attachment to themselves and each other, while also helping them listen to and meet one another's needs.