Therapeutic Approach

My clinical approach is humanistic, person-centered, and mindfulness based. Those are just fancy words for: I work to attend to the whole person; their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, body, social, and environmental contexts. Therapy is a collaborative process and I work to better understand the unique worldview of everyone who steps through the door. The relationship is paramount, as is the client's experience in the present moment, and I work to create a space where collaboration, awareness, and growth are possible. I strongly believe in the importance of 'experiencing' in therapy, through creative expression and experimentation, and work to connect individuals to new ways of being, thinking & feeling in the moment. I also aim to understand my clients' worldview and connect them to their larger social context.

I utilize a combination of techniques and modalities based on the needs of my clients. I have attended trainings to strengthen my skills in trauma-focused CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness based practices, and the impacts of grief and loss.  

Clinical orientation

  • Humanistic

  • Person-Centered

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • Gestalt

  • Mindfulness Based

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Focus Areas 

  • Grief & Loss

  • Body Image

  • Social Anxiety & Shyness

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Identity Development

  • Depression

  • Women's Issues

  • Boundary Setting

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Coping Skills

  • Relationship Issues

 


Special Interests

 

New Motherhood

A time of major transition, I enjoy supporting women as they adjust to new motherhood. While it can be a time of great joy it can also be an overwhelming time full of mixed emotions. If you are feeling overwhelmed, worried, sad, or just need someone to talk to -- let's connect. 

Body Image

The world has a lot to say about how we should look, feel, and act in our bodies. When we don’t “measure up” to this narrow and oppressive ideal our mental and emotional health can suffer. It’s the ultimate set up. Together we will examine the stories you have been told and start to unpack the ways fat phobia, thin privilege, and diet culture have impacted your beliefs and feelings about your self and your body. My work is compassion based and informed by the tenets of Health at Every Size and my training with The Body Positive.

 
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