I work with individuals of all ages who want to increase self-awareness and cultivate a fulfilling life. I take into account how various aspects of your identity influence your daily life and incorporate this into how we look at your healing. I will focus on building upon your strengths through the use of reflections, interpretations, and problem solving.
Due to the special makeup of young adulthood it takes a unique therapeutic approach. I have worked with adolescents (and young adults) for over 14 years and have successfully engaged them in individual and family therapy. I specialize on working with gender-expansive teens, teens who engage in risk taking behaviors such as substance misuse or self-harm, and first generation American teens. My work with teens is focused on being approachable, empathic, and client centered. I aim to create a space for the young person to feel like they can talk without being judged and that is separate from their family. I can incorporate family therapy or provide separate parent support, if desired, and this can be done in various ways depending on the family’s needs.
Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
I offer harm reduction psychotherapy to individuals or relationships impacted by substance use/misuse, chronic pain, impulsivity, or any risky pattern. I approach conversations about these patterns without judgment and do not assume abstinence is the goal. I can support you and/or your relationship in creating a healthy and balanced connection with your cravings and needs.
For more about harm reduction and links to resources please click here.
I work with people in various relationship formations who feel stuck in harmful communication patterns. I support relationships in developing a present moment awareness of distressing communication patterns and use this information to cultivate strategies aimed at increasing feeling understood and validated by each other.
If you or someone you know might need support I would love to hear from you.