It is my belief that life includes suffering and that there are two influential ways that suffering gets perpetuated in our lives. The first is a lack of acceptance of our reality and the second is isolation that results from not practicing vulnerability and connection in our relationships. I practice from an emotion-focused, mindfulness based approach and view individuals and relationship dynamics from a holistic perspective. I am a warm and compassionate person who finds that both empathy and humor are crucial components to building a trusting and honest relationship with my clients. I see the world through a systemic lens and believe that healing is found through understanding the intersectional nature of our struggles.
I am a transgender identified provider myself and have extensive experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I also have extensive experience working with chemical dependency, anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, grief and loss, a variety of relationship systems, adolescents, and suffering that results from unresolved family of origin issues. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have experience working with individuals, various relationship structures, and many variations of family systems.
Areas of Expertise
- Religious Trauma
- Family of Origin Issues
- Shame Resilience
- Personality Disorders
- Highly Sensitive Persons
- Grief & Loss
- Adjustments to life stressors
- Polyamory & Ethical non-monogamy
- Adolescents (13+)