As a human navigating this ever-changing world, it is my belief that we each hold knowledge, power, and peace within ourselves. However, it is fair to say that we don't always feel this way.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, shame, depression, life change, trauma, and individuals searching for mental and emotional wellness. My therapeutic goal is to hold space for you, support you, and help you enrich your life. My therapeutic vision is to convey "every day therapy for every day people”. I am committed to social justice and believe that larger social dynamics can influence a person's mental health. I continually strive to have a validating space for all identities, and I advocate for anti-oppression on both community and systemic platforms.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by Narrative, Acceptance and Commitment, and Dialectical Behavioral therapies, somatic and mindfulness practices, and trauma-focused techniques. I focus on integrating nature-based practices in sessions, whether that means going on a walk, sitting outside, or planting flowers. My hope is to utilize the natural connections in our everyday spaces and environments to support holistic therapeutic healing.
I recognize that seeking a therapist can be a vulnerable act, and I respect you for taking this step. I encourage you to reach out to me if you think we would work well together! In an effort to provide essential mental health services in a time of COVID-19, I am offering video sessions and flexible scheduling.
"Have patience with all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like closed rooms, like books written in a foreign language. Don't try to find the answers now. They cannot be given anyway, because you would not be able to live them. For everything is to lived. Live the questions now. Perhaps you then may gradually, without noticing, one day in the future, live into the answers."
RAINER MARIA RILKE