My strength-based approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that we all possess the ability to heal and grow with support, encouragement, and guidance. I bring compassion, respect, trust, authenticity, and openness to the therapeutic relationship. I am also currently expanding my knowledge in neuroscience, mindfulness, self-compassion, and mind-body connections.
I utilize a variety of therapeutic frameworks to support clients in working toward their goals. This includes cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and systems approaches. I believe change is possible through a compassionate exploration of feelings, thoughts, behaviors, personal history, and choices. I value a collaborative approach with my clients, and flexibility in tailoring our work together to best meet your needs and strengths.
I provide therapy for adults, teens, and couples. I’m experienced in working with a broad range of clinical issues, particularly relationships, parenting, identity issues, adjustment and transition issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, culturally diverse populations, and LGBTQ individuals and families.
I encourage mindfulness, self-compassion, and relaxation exercises to develop nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts, emotions, and experiences. This awareness provides us with tools for more effective coping with difficult emotions and experiences. I also encourage clients to challenge their assumptions about themselves as they work on changing old patterns moving forward.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology – Child, Couple and Family Therapy, from Antioch University. I have been a therapist for about 20 years, first in community mental health and more recently in private practice.