We all have that voice in our heads saying we are not good enough, not attractive enough, not capable, or somehow inferior. A lifetime of living in a normative culture that dismisses or marginalizes our identities and individuality has led a lot of us to feel uncertain, frightened, anxious, depressed, or struggling with other mental health issues.
My primary experience is with leading Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups, expressive arts, and movement-based therapies with adolescents, but I am excited to branch out into other populations and modalities. I am passionate about working with individuals with a range of mental health concerns, ranging from eating disorders, complex trauma, self esteem and body image issues, depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, issues around sexuality and gender, addiction and substance use, in addition to people facing the daily struggles of everyday life.
As a trauma-informed practitioner, I see trust and collaboration as primary to the therapeutic relationship. In working with clients, I am committed to creating a nonjudgmental, warm, safe environment that fosters growth and exploration and digging deep into our experiences as humans.
I am also a strong advocate for incorporating somatic practices into psychotherapy, and treating the person as a whole. I am a certified Yoga teacher who loves gentle and restorative practice. I am also interested in using dance, authentic movement, breath work, nature therapy, and somatic experiencing as therapeutic interventions.
One of my greatest passions that I bring to the table is a lifelong commitment to social justice. I am interested in how our experiences with our intersecting identities have shaped us as people and how stigma and power structures can impact our mental health. LGBTQ+ issues are close to my heart, as are the work of creating a body positive culture and dismantling racism.