I work with couples, families, friends, and individuals. My goal is to provide a safe, non judgmental space for you to explore who you are, how you relate to others, and what supports you on your journey to become your best self. I lean into, listen, understand, and enhance authentic expression. Together we create a collaborative process of transformation. What that means and what that looks like is different for everyone...
My expertise is in time-limited, evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT), the Unified Protocol for emotional disorders, and third wave CBT (i.e., Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness based interventions). I specialize in relationships, interpersonal trauma, and non-traditional relationships/lifestyles (i.e., open, poly, BDSM, kink). I believe relationships and context matter. Research shows that relationship distress causes problems in mental health, work, children, and even your own physical health. Yet, healthy relationships protect you from stress and help you thrive. Third wave interventions also promote well-being through developing coping skills, personal values, and metacognition that complement traditional CBT interventions. I provide flexible, customizable approaches that look different with each patient. I empower my clients to discover their strength, clarity, creativity, autonomy, resilience, motivation, and confidence in meeting whatever happens next. I provide individualized tools to use in everyday decision-making that will help those changes last. With these modalities I treat individuals who are impacted by depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship distress, burnout, divorce, loss, uncertainty, stigma, and other life experiences, diagnoses, and stressors. We explore the sources, experiences, and beliefs that impact how you relate with the world and implement change in your life. You are the expert on you, but are you your most effective and content self?
Our stories and narratives are powerful and can help share our reality. We'll uncover what you've been carrying (about you, about the world) that no longer serve you. I practice from an affirming, feminist, and anti-racist philosophy. This means that I unconditionally accept and value my clients’ gender, sexual, racial, cultural, and other identities. My practice takes into account each person’s unique experiences within contexts of social and systemic oppression, and the impact on your relationships.
Extensive research has shown that most people who have engaged in these treatments have seen their symptoms significantly improve in 12 to 16 sessions. I aim to provide efficient relief from distress, and to teach patients to “become their own therapist.” I use my training to help you make sense of your life and your relationships. I bring an instinctive awareness that each of us has an inner world that can be at odds with the external one we live in. How has this been influenced by your environment and experiences? What is your narrative? My role begins with understanding that inner world with authentic curiosity, and a non judgmental fearlessness that promotes a new type of relational interaction. As a therapist, I have a focus on therapeutic intentionality while remaining warm and open. I wont flinch at curse words or feel compelled to fill a powerful silence. I can keep up with a dark sense of humor, and appreciate the healing power of laughter. I celebrate your successes and keep us focused on your goals.
I offer day time, evening, and weekend appointments. I provide flexibility in scheduling for the creative artist and partners who may have complex schedules that may be otherwise difficult to coordinate. I also provide concierge home visits for some clients at an additional cost.