I believe all people have the capacity to build a fulfilling life, however, many barriers may be interfering with your current sense of satisfaction. I help you explore what unique factors are getting in the way for you, with a focus on reinforcing your strengths. I can help you to recognize, access, and adapt your internal and outside resources to decrease your distress and promote lasting growth. I am optimistic about your potential for healing and transformation, and have confidence in your ability to meet your goals.
Clients and colleagues often comment on my non-judgmental stance, and I believe this comes from my deep respect for my clients. I love counterculture ideas and people, and work well with "outsiders" and those on the margins. I am sex-positive and affirming of all sexual and gender identities and expressions, and relationship configurations. I am also committed to understanding and integrating my clients' multiple interconnected identities, such as race/ethnicity, disability, religion/spirituality, and social class.
Feminist CBT therapist. Your individualized treatment plan will be developed collaboratively, with your concerns as the starting point. I carefully tailor our sessions to align with your goals, strengths, experiences, and values. Although my work is integrative, I view struggles from a feminist therapy lens. As a feminist therapist, I take into account social and environmental factors, cultural beliefs, and messages that influence how you view yourself, your problems, and your solutions. Therapeutic approaches I regularly use include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and relaxation techniques, and interpersonal process.
LGBTQ+. My primary focus is queer, transgender, and nonbinary mental health. I am also a member of the community. In addition, I specialize in physical disability and chronic illness, sexual and relationship trauma, anxiety, stress management, and life transitions.