Your story, your experience, and your discovery are all welcome here.
I come to this work with an authentic sense of openness and curiosity; an unceasing belief in your worthiness and capacity to flourish; and a trust that, whether you can recognize it or not, we are all uniquely resilient and capable of healing and change. My approach is collaborative, relational, and real (with a little humor thrown in). We will embark on a journey together to explore experiences you are finding troubling or ways you are trying to understand yourself better. This exploration usually involves bringing curiosity to both the past and the present, so that the way forward can unfold.
I hold the space and guide our journey, but our process is a collaboration.
I invite people into this work who are motivated to practice self-inquiry and who are open to an organic, client-centered exchange. Most of my clients are professionals, creatives, or students who are engaged in their lives but have experienced a difficult event or setback, feel stuck, or are wanting to bring more attention to how they interact with their internal landscapes or external circumstances. I provide individual counseling for adults of all ages and genders.
I am experienced in providing counseling services in a variety of areas:
Self esteem (I prefer the term "self compassion"), shame, negative self talk.
Emotional awareness & resilience (finding a middle way between emotions that feel big & overwhelming, and feeling numb or blunted to emotion).
Improving relationships to find more joy, connection and ease.
Life transitions and quests to find more authentic versions of self & purpose.
Challenges faced by women, such as exploring the effects of gender socialization on areas such as body image, setting boundaries, acknowledging and communicating needs.
Working with people in high impact helping professions (healthcare professionals, teachers, social workers, etc) to manage stress, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.