My Approach

Clients who come to me are often struggling with feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, sadness, and anger. Some feel exhausted and overwhelmed from trying to cope with the demands of filling multiple roles in their life. I have expertise in working with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and with clients who are experiencing significant life transitions. I specialize in working with relationship issues, especially with clients who find themselves in relationships (romantic, familial, work, platonic) that don’t seem to be working for them or that have become a source of unhappiness.

 

I describe my therapeutic style as warm, interactive, and honest. I do my best to understand your life from your perspective so that I can ultimately help you to move toward choices that will help you to feel more balanced, connected, emotionally fulfilled, and confident. I do this by first helping you to explore the impact of various life experiences, relationship dynamics, and social identities in order to build insight and help you to make connections between these experiences and various symptoms that you might be experiencing. Then, I will utilize a mixture of support and challenge in order to help you get “unstuck” from patterns that are no longer serving you. Along the way, my hope is to help guide you toward a better relationship with yourself and others.

 

Sometimes revisiting difficult experiences in our life can bring out unwanted feelings that are painful. Therefore, above all else, my approach in grounded in compassion. I hope to create a space where you feel that you can be yourself in all forms. In my practice, adults of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, relationship structures, and cultural backgrounds are welcome. I am committed to working to provide a safe and inclusive space for clients.

 
Services 

I provide individual therapy and couples therapy to adults. My areas of expertise include working with the followings symptoms and situations: 

Symptoms:
  • Anxiety and/or panic attacks

  • Chronic stress

  • Sadness or feeling empty

  • Loneliness 

  • Anger and irritability

  • Intense emotions or "mood swings" 

  • Impulsivity

  • Difficulty identifying and/or communicating what you are thinking or feeling

  • Low self-esteem

  • Fear of commitment or being alone

  • Self-doubt

  • Perfectionism

Situations: 
  • Relationship concerns (e.g., friendships, family, romantic partner(s), co-workers)

  • Longstanding family conflict

  • Intergenerational trauma

  • Difficulty setting boundaries 

  • History of neglect and/or abuse

  • Identity exploration and/or concerns related to social identities

  • Major life transitions (e.g., adjusting to life after college, getting married, becoming a parent, adjusting to a new job)