I believe in the importance of helping individuals seeking to show up authentically in all parts of their lives. Through compassion, non-judgmental guidance, and by challenging patterns where you find yourself stuck, we are able to promote personal growth and change. I work with individuals to better understand their boundaries and how to strengthen their ability to communicate them. My approach to counseling is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR therapy is an effective research-based therapy method that supports healing from trauma, ingrained negative core beliefs, and other distressing life experiences.
My expertise includes trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship difficulties, divorce, and life transitions. I also incorporate a sex positive lens to my work and am a welcoming advocate for people of all genders, family structures, and orientations. My couples work is informed by the Gottman Therapy Method.
Born and raised in Seattle, I spent ten years in San Francisco where I earned my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Francisco State University. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LF 60207403). I have taken a unique path in my counseling career supporting mental health and wellness of individuals in community-based organizations, school communities and in hospital settings.