I am providing both telehealth and in-person services (masks still required).
I believe that as humans, we are social creatures, who are not meant to face all of life’s challenges alone. We all experience times in our lives when our social support networks are not what we need them to be for one reason or another. I see therapy as an opportunity to receive support from a fellow human being who has some specific training in how to be helpful to you. I believe that you are the expert of your own experiences, while I, as a therapist, have specific expertise and training in potentially helpful ways to approach challenges and areas of difficulty in your life.
I also work under the assumption that in most cases, in order to grow, we must first feel a level of safety and acceptance with a therapist. I work to create a therapeutic relationship in which you can bring your whole self. I strive to create an environment in which you feel free and safe to explore and express all parts of yourself and your identities including those that have been marginalized and oppressed by larger society.
I tend to work from a time-focused modality and I check-in early to identify areas of growth and goals you have for our time together. I check-in periodically to assess the degree to which you feel we are on-track in our work together and to help us identify and adjust if there are any areas that do not seem to be working.
My work is informed by evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Interpersonal Process Therapy. I often work to help people identify the different patterns of thoughts that run in the background of our minds, sometimes without our full awareness. Often, our internal dialogue is judgmental and harsh and contributes to our feelings of distress and “stuckness.” I aim to help you increase your awareness of these thoughts so as to increase your ability to choose which “stories” you listen to. I often pull from different mindfulness and compassion-focused practices to help people develop the skills to detach from the less helpful inner-dialogues and connect with more compassionate inner-narratives that ultimately help us lead more peaceful, fulfilling, satisfying, and rewarding lives.
Orientation: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy
Modality: Individual therapy
Practicing since: 2016
License: OR Licensed Psychologist
- Shame/ self-criticism
- Identity issues
Average Cost: $180
Sliding Scale: Yes
How I Can Help:
Finding a therapist who you “click” with is an important step in the process. If you believe we may work well together or have questions for me, please reach out. If it seems that I may not be able to best meet your needs, I would be happy to help you with a referral to someone who is a better fit.
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