Welcome! Let's design the life you crave, together. I'm excited to work with you!
I work with individuals working through anxiety, depression, shame, personal & historical trauma, & life transitions/quarter life crises. I will help you to connect with your past & present selves in a compassionate way, that makes room for acknowledging difficult experiences & gives yourself permission to flip the script, to design the life of your dreams & pursue it unapologetically. I help you look at your life holistically, identify the areas for growth, & live life as the experiment it is.
I believe in the pursuit of overall wellness and operate with the goal of resolving the underlying issues that are creating your symptoms, as opposed to just helping you make the symptoms less bothersome. Though I believe diagnostics and labels can be useful at times, it is more important to me to understand your experiences from a holistic framework; overall, I see “diagnoses” more as resourceful coping strategies. I seek to understand the broader context of your life and how macro level issues such as systemic oppression, historical trauma, societal expectations, socioeconomic factors, and other identity issues play a role in the concerns you bring to our sessions. I don’t provide cookie cutter approaches; I strive to provide a supportive and safe environment that highly values the unique cultural and individual experiences that create YOU.
I approach my work with you through a client-centered lens, meaning I follow where you take us. I am an integrationist - I pull from a variety of theories to create a unique intervention for you, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness practices. I will gently guide the conversation based on your treatment goals, however I do not tend to come into the session with a strict “agenda” (though I can do that if you prefer). I believe that YOU are the expert in this experience - you know yourself best; I am just a guide with knowledge about human behavior and emotions.