strength-based psychotherapy to boost you toward living your dream
specializing in working with the LGBTQ community and gender transition
Are you struggling with overwhelming feelings, yearning for more intimacy in your relationships, strained by an obstacle that feels insurmountable, or simply want more joy in life? A therapist who is a good fit can provide the exact type of support needed to navigate any of life's challenges. I offer effective psychotherapy to support you on your journey toward living the balanced and rich life that you envision.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change"
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THERAPY?
My therapeutic approach includes identifying and strengthening patterns that have been working well and finding alternate approaches to entrenched patterns and narratives that haven’t been resulting in the desired outcomes. Sessions are geared toward tailoring tools to alleviate suffering, decrease conflict and expand joy in life outside of the therapy room. I incorporate research from the fields of attachment, systems theory, and neuropsychology to allow for a deeper understanding of how the therapeutic process impacts the mind and the body. My collaborative approach aims to support you in attaining skills that will help you conquer any of life's obstacles.
Individual therapy can be used as a support during a challenging life stage, as a safeguard to keep things going well, or to help identify alternatives to thoughts and behavioral patterns that aren't achieving desired results. I work with my clients to foster well-being, resilience and emotional health. Let's work together to build the satisfying, genuine life that you crave.
Whether you identify as monogamous or polyamorous, every relationship presents unique challenges. Whether your partnership was once solid, or you’ve struggled with problems from the beginning, it’s possible to work together toward the fulfilling and balanced relationship that you desire. Clients come to my office because they are tired of the endless arguments, inability to get past specific issues, lack of communication around hot topics, and loss of closeness and intimacy that once provided a sense of fulfillment. By forming a collaborative alliance, we can work together to repair relationship rifts, rebuild trust, strengthen connection, and enhance feelings of security and intimacy going forth. Each session is used as a safe space to discuss problem areas, amplify aspects of the relationship that are working well, and practice new skills to strengthen and enrich your relationship outside the therapy room.
Families can provide unconditional support, encouragement and a strong foundation to thrive. However, when a family’s dynamics are not functioning optimally, it can cause pain, suffering, and emotional turmoil that impacts every aspect of daily life. Whether you live with your family or only have occasional contact, family therapy can provide significant relief in healing dynamics that result in distressing interactions and feelings. Understandably, it is not always possible to include an entire family in therapy sessions. While healing often progresses most quickly when all family members can be actively engaged in the therapeutic process, it is definitely worthwhile to work on family issues as an individual or with just one or two family members that may be available and willing to come to sessions. Family therapy sessions provide a safe space to voice concerns and discuss dynamics that have been causing issues. You will leave each session with greater understanding of how to navigate entrenched patterns and with tools to guide more constructive ways of interacting.