Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist - MA, Th.D. LMHC, CCHT
Congratulations on making the decision to investigate therapy.
While many investigate therapy as a means of personal growth and development, in my experience – this decision is often made in times of anxiety; relationship difficulty, personal indecision or discovery, family upset or the common presence of depression, anxiety or anger. No matter what brought you to this search, welcome, and I look forward to being your companion on the road to wholeness.
I serve the community that I live in, it’s many colors, faiths and identities. However I have a specific affinity for the following groups or areas of interest:
Fandom, Geek, and Gamer Culture
Popular culture, geek and nerd culture, and many fandom’s have long exerted influence on our lives. In the last two decades many of these alt-cultures or niche communities have become more visible, and in many ways more vital to their members sense of self. As a proud ‘geek’ of many interests I understand how important it can be to find someone who is not going to pathologize the cos-play, fur-suits, or the STTNG ComBadge, post-con depression, or excitement for things that inspire and interest you.
The LGBTQI+ Community:
A both a member of the LGBTQI community, an a former organizer with 2 decades of social justice it is my privilege to direct Indigo Mental Health, as an open and affirming practice for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and questioning. My practice serves both individuals, couples and families both queer and traditionally oriented, and I have experience working with parents and friends coping with the coming-out process of a loved one.
The Sex Positive, Kink/Fetish & Non Monogamous Communities:
As a certified sex educator and therapist I am also fully able to address issues of intimacy from a sex positive and kink knowledgeable approach. I am developing therapeutic practices based on existing evidence based therapy to work with complex relationships that more traditional couples and family therapy are not currently designed to work with, including polyamory, open, ethically non-monogamous, ‘the lifestyle’ or swinger relationships and their families. And as a member of the Center for Sex Positive Culture, with experience in enthusiastic consent education and consent violation mediation and coaching this is a third area of specific expertise for my practice.
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Adjustment to College
Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Divorce and Divorce Adjustment
Family of Origin Issues
HIV / AIDS
Loss or Grief
Mens Issues and Problems
Mindfulness based therapy
Navigating Identity in Relationships
Trauma and PTSD
Video Game Addiction
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Couple and Family Systems Therapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Person Centered Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Trauma Focused Therapy