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A bit about me...

A clinical social worker by training, I enjoy navigating the intersection of psychology, social justice, spirituality, and mind-body practices. My professional journey positions me as a devoted lifelong student of the human experience committed to serving collective liberation and healing. During the initial seven years of my career, I dedicated myself to diverse non-profit, community-based mental health settings and in 2017, I transitioned into private practice.

My expertise spans the entire spectrum of mental health conditions, with a specialization in somatic therapies, anxiety disorders and Complex PTSD. I leverage tools aimed at fostering a compassionate relationship with your nervous system, facilitating the rewiring process. 

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My Approach

I am a highly relational therapist and collaborative guide who values cultivating curiosity, laughter, and meaningful dialogue with my clients. I draw from a diverse range of clinical experiences and my robust training background and personal journey with trauma and anxiety equips me with a profound ability to empathize and quickly grasp the nuances of emotional and psychological suffering.

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Beliefs and Framework

To me, therapy and mental health are not designed to help "fix" you or reach some level of perfection or permanent state of happiness. What "being healthy mentally" means to me, what "healing" means, is learning skills to relate to your internal states without labeling them as "right" or "wrong". It's about compassion. It's about becoming empowered to direct the course of your own life based upon what's important to you. Viewing mental health and healing in this way has the potential to not only awaken you to yourself but to a world and a life that is filled with possibility. 

I also firmly believe in the transformative power of mindful awareness and using it to channel your energy and behaviors directly into what matters to you. My deep connection to nature, ritual, myth, music, storytelling, the Tarot, meditation, embodiment practices, and creativity acts as an aid in the therapeutic process, offering gateways to accessing your inner wisdom, connecting with your body and fostering confidence in navigating life's inevitable challenges. In our collaborative journey, my aim is to help you recognize and celebrate the entirety of your being. Together, we will work to unpack internal and external barriers that leave you guarded, alienated, and unsupported and we will get creative on what works for you as a unique human being.  

From a clinical perspective, my approach combines strategies from modalities like Somatic Experiencing and Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My practice is strongly influenced by principles rooted in Buddhist Psychology, Liberation Psychology, Postmodern Feminist Theory, and a commitment to all things sex and body positive.

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