Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone. The therapeutic relationship is one of the greatest predictors of positive outcomes in therapy. I strive to provide a positive alliance with you based on the pillars of trust, respect, and compassion.
Adolescents, Adults, & Families
I treat mood related conditions (depression and anxiety), trauma, changes in family dynamics, and substance use disorders. I approach therapy through a relational psychodynamic lens, which means that I view mental health and well-being as being deeply interconnected with our relationships, experiences, and cultural identities. My special interest is to support marginalized populations, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ individuals. I also specialize in acculturation issues, the immigrant experience, and multicultural identity development for adolescents, adults, and families. Treatment is based on evidence based techniques. Our collaborative work involves delving into current challenges, and exploring your history to uncover and explore patterns. Each individual seeks therapy for unique reasons and carries a complex personal history, I tailor each treatment to meet your specific needs, goals, strengths, and cultural background.
As a child therapist, I help parents and children increase their awareness while challenging and overcoming roadblocks that are getting in the way of healing, learning, and making friendships. I work with children who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, behavioral difficulties, bullying, divorce or separation, and other major life changes. My treatment approach is collaborative. I work closely with parents, teachers, and others in the child's community to develop a treatment plan. Evidence based methods are primarily based on behavioral interventions, as well as mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral practices, and play therapy. Because my undergraduate training was centered in fine arts, I incorporate art and creative therapy in sessions with children and teens.