I approach therapy from a psychodynamic perspective, and integrate techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy to empower clients to reach their goals. I believe in creating a safe, accepting, and compassionate environment where clients can build strengths, develop tools to cope with life’s challenges, and create better relationships with themselves and others. My clinical interests include: body image concerns, interpersonal/relational stress, trauma, identity development, gender issues, LGBT+ issues, and children of a parent with mental illness.
I have a passion for serving populations that have been historically marginalized or do not have the same opportunities as others. Similarly, I have an interest in trying to understand each person through their own unique lens (i.e. understanding their view of their own and others’ individual differences). Finally, it has also been important to me to acknowledge my own diversity and privilege when working with clients. I try to understand how differences in diversity between myself and others impact therapy.
American Psychological Association
Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy