Even from an early age, I was curious about people. Why do we do what we do? Why do we think in particular ways? How come we repeat things we don’t like or hurt those we love? My work is to help people puzzle through those questions. Whether it’s processing the impact of trauma, managing mental health symptoms, building healthier boundaries and communication skills, or addressing issues regarding self-worth and self-esteem, I believe you can do hard things. Together, we can find a way to invite healing and change. In my office you will define ‘you’ in a nonjudgmental space, where you can take time to consider and explore solutions specifically for you.
I am a graduate of St. Mary’s University with a Marriage and Family Therapy degree and utilize various traditional interventions such as EMDR, DBT, Collaborative Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I also have been trained to integrate mindful movement in therapy sessions to address the trauma stored in the body, empower self-regulation, and teach you how to live in your body safely in the present. As a therapist, I have collaborated with parents through the challenges of raising children and supported teens exploring identity and gender. I have taught families new communication skills and met with women moving through menopause. I also have worked with individuals and families dealing with the difficulties and pain of childhood sexual trauma.
My belief about therapy has been enriched by a prior career providing support for teens and families that included lifespan comprehensive sexuality education, teaching yoga and leading youth groups. I am fueled by my undying curiosity about who each of us is still becoming.
In my off hours, if I am not reading you might find me searching for the best British crime and detective series with my partner, spending time with my beloved blended family, listening to true crime podcasts, or hanging out with my two rescue dogs, Frankie and Izzy.