Everyone has a story to tell, and doing so in a therapeutic setting helps people mend mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. My approach is client-centered and based on humanistic and existential theories. I’m likely to include narrative, cognitive behavioral, and expressive therapies as well. My goal is to provide customized support to the unique person in front of me who may have stories they’ve never shared or who may need assistance in clarifying their values in order to create meaning in their lives. I hold the space and serve as a witness and collaborator who supports people in their efforts toward reaching resilience and whatever optimum health looks like for them. I also believe change is a verb, which can include teaching folks coping skills, mindfulness and helping them reimagine life stories that feel more engaging and meaningful.
Social Justice Statement
As a white, straight, cisgender woman without disabilities, I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to build unsuppressed places that dismantle white supremacy, ableism, homophobia, and gender biases. As I confront these systems, I examine my own biases, stereotypes, and worldview with the intention of contributing to the creation of a more equitable, inclusive world.