I recognize the importance of clients’ relationship to themselves and to others. Problems often arise in these relationships when clients are stuck in feedback loops that they are unaware of, influenced by individual, interpersonal, intergenerational, and environmental factors. I work with my clients to identify what these loops are, what is maintaining them, and how to begin to do things differently. I believe that emotion plays a fundamental role in the maintenance of maladaptive functioning and helps my clients to identify their emotions, tolerate them, communicate them effectively, and use them to guide adaptive action.
I aim to provide a safe, validating, and compassionate space for this emotional exploration. Although I pay particular attention to emotion, I also include intervention in the realms of thought, behavior, and body for a holistic approach. I commonly draw on techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, internal family systems therapy, and mindfulness. I am experienced in working with mood disorders, trauma, relationship issues, sexual identity and functioning, and life transitions. I have special interest in working with couples or individuals seeking sex therapy and with LGBTQ clients. Please note the phone number listed is for the practice I work at, you can request me with the intake coordinator.