I've been in the mental health field for 14 years, and let me say this: I love being a therapist. I love the privilege of being with someone who expresses something big for the first time, or comes to terms with some aspect of their life, or has a new insight that changes how they see everything. That's beautiful, and I'm here for it.
In sessions, I focus on trauma and the core beliefs that shape all of us. I use EMDR to specifically address trauma, and my approach also includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, and most of all - an open, nonjudgmental ear. Is therapy hard? Yes! Can therapy be silly and awkward and life-changing? Also yes! If you're brave enough to take risks and dig into the hard stuff, I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
Both personally and professionally, I'm always working towards being antiracist and culturally humble. I'm sex-positive and supportive of all relationship types, gender identities, and sexual orientations (LGBTQ, poly, practicing ethical non-monogamy, kink!) - if you are a human with a heart, I will celebrate you. I tend to work with people who are struggling with challenging relationships, rediscovering joy in their lives, working on how they balance parenting and life, or healing from trauma.
Outside of work, I'm usually spending time with my family or snuggling my dog Pancake Annie.