My perfect practice is a balance between working with queer adults, and young people (children and teens). Most of the adults I work with are dealing with issues related to sexuality and gender; addressing sexually compulsive behavior is an area of expertise. I have extensive experience working with children and teens, both neurotypical and those on the autism spectrum. I find that my training as an Art Therapist is most useful in my work with young people, though I am always open to incorporate art-making with anyone who is interested. My training as a Yoga Teacher allows me to offer concrete tools to all of my clients to support self-regulation and a deeper connection to oneself. I describe my approach to therapy as an integration of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and psycho-educational. Psychodynamic therapy provides valuable insight and understanding regarding the origins of our behaviors; cognitive/behavioral therapy tends to produce rapid results; and educating clients regarding shame or perfectionism (for example) is always time well spent. There is also a relational component to my work in that I see the client/therapist relationship as the perfect place to begin to understand how the client is relating to others, and to experiment with new behaviors and ways of communicating. I bring to my work a non-judgmental attitude; great respect for others; a sense of humor; and kindness; all of which I believe are essential for a successful therapeutic experience.