Psychotherapist, LMFT -
I help teens and young adults sort through who they are and figure out how to create authentic, satisfying lives.
You are supposed to be all grown up (or close to it!) but don’t feel like a grownup. Sorting out what you want to do with your life is overwhelming. You find yourself obsessing over the past and missing out on the present, while the future feels murky and hopeless. I provide a safe space to work through those feelings, giving you room to create the life you want.
My approach is relational and collaborative, allowing us to become partners as you move towards a freer existence. Early experiences matter. Social forces also exert a huge influence on how free we feel to live authentically.
My own early adulthood (and beyond) was a struggle in large part because of childhood and adolescent trauma. I am on the other side of that now. It was not always easy, but I have the lived experience of working through it. You, too, have inner resources to build upon, even if it doesn’t feel that way right now.
Supportive, positive, and accepting relationships are healing no matter your age. I work with you to take control over your destiny in ways that fit you. Together we can subvert the forces of discrimination, negative assumptions, and the past.
Skills and Expertise
Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Adjustment to College
Adoption / Foster Care Issues
Child or Adolescent
Family of Origin Issues
Loss or Grief