Beginning this process can feel intimidating. I encourage you to trust your gut, whatever brought you here was for a reason. Whether you’re trying this therapy thing out for the first time or you’ve been here before, we will begin together wherever you are.
The clients I see in individual therapy are hardworking folks who find themselves feeling stuck in an area of their lives whether that’s their emotions, relationships, identity, or school/work. Often, they are dealing with anxiety, depression, lack of purposefulness, self-doubt, feelings of shame, and may view themselves more critically than the rest of the world sees them. I care tremendously about the relationship we build. I strive for it to feel safe, and welcoming for you to bring all parts of yourself. I’m motivated to support you working towards the specific changes or goals you would like to make happen in your life. My specialities include life transitions, grief & loss, adolescence, navigating young adulthood, trauma, anxiety, depression, interpersonal or relational issues, and parent support.
Navigating life after loss can feel lonely, exhausting, and daunting. I am passionate about creating and fostering a safe, welcoming environment for those who are grieving to sift through their feelings. I have extensive experience working with grieving children, adolescents, and adults.
Children & Adolescents
Working with children and adolescents has been a steady theme of my career for the past 9 years, primarily working in school-based settings.
Play Therapy and creative expression are pivotal tools woven into my work with this population because play is the language of childhood. It is always my goal to enrich your relationship with your child, promote understanding, and work as a team with you to build on what you are already doing well.
In my work with adolescents, I approach our relationship with curiosity and reverence for their emotional experiences. Often times, they are sifting through and learning about pieces of their identity. I treat this process with deep respect and feel honored to support their growth along the way.
Psycho-education, emotional regulation, attachment, and parent coaching play major roles in my work with young people and their families.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a well researched clinical modality originally developed for treating trauma. Over time, it has been used to treat a wide range of therapeutic issues and continues to demonstrate effectiveness. While it can be a helpful therapeutic tool, it is not used with all clients. If you are interested or curious about learning more, please reach out to me and we can discuss whether or not this would be a good fit for our work together.