Counselor - MA, LPC
Hope is always possible. Even if it seems small right now, hope can expand into a bright and beautiful light to help guide your path. Whether navigating turbulent times, struggling with a specific issue or seeking support in general, together we can work to uncover more and more of that light.
Counseling is my passion and my life’s work. Since 2016, I have provided therapy in inpatient, outpatient, telehealth, and private practice settings.
I have helped clients find relief from symptoms related to depression and anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, self injurious behavior, chronic mental health challenges and stress, among others.
My approach is LGBTQIA++ affirming, client centered, and tailored to each person’s unique needs. I am an accomplice, advocate and ally. In my work, I have supported clients through social, medical and legal transitions, coming out, finding community and building families of choice, recovery from conversion therapy, managing minority stress, bullying and discrimination. I have been a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) since 2018, and have conducted numerous trainings related to LGBTQIA++ issues.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing inform my theoretical framework, as well as somatic techniques such as grounding, breath work, visualization, and sensation awareness. Beyond specific interventions, however, the most important predictor of progress in counseling is the therapeutic relationship. Feeling safe and comfortable in a space that is free from judgement is essential. While I work hard to ensure these are present, your experience is what matters most.
I welcome the opportunity to talk and to see how I could offer support!
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Compulsive Spending and Shopping
HIV / AIDS
Highly Sensitive Persons
Health Illness and Medical Issues
Person Centered Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
DBT Informed Therapy