It is often the lack of true safety and acceptance in relationships that leave us feeling alone, isolated, and not enough. Whether it is around our identities we hold that do not feel welcome, our overworking and perfectionism that keep us always striving for more but never feeling good enough. We have held onto stories about who we need to be, what we have to do, and what is allowed and not allowed in order to be lovable and acceptable to the people around us.
Therapy is a way to explore these areas of hurt in the context of a safe enough relationship that is rooted in curiosity and compassion. With me as your therapist, we can pull the stories apart that have kept you disembodied, disconnected, and unsafe. We can undo that aloneness together and help you find acceptance and healing in a relational, collaborative, and equitable way.
I specialize in the following areas:
Sexual Wellness and Exploration
Sexual Orientation and Acceptance
Gender Affirming Care
Gender Affirming Letter Writing
Body Image and Self-Esteem
Religious Trauma and Spiritual Hurt
Exploring Relationship Patterns
I use a relational and somatic approach that focuses on integrating the mind and body through mindfulness; changing the stories we tell ourselves through self-compassion; strengthening our attachment relationships; and empowering clients through re-claiming their identities and stories. I also offer trauma therapy for clients using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I desire to hold each story with curiosity and with a lens that looks at the impact of sociocultural and systemic forces.