My clients are my heroes.

 

My clients are willing to show up vulnerable, messy, raw, pissed off or sad. In a world of curated images, they are willing to be real in the interest of living fuller lives.  

I've been a therapist for over 15 years. I've been a client too, of course. Therapy has saved my life, improved my relationships, and helped me live more fully. That's why I'm so into this. 

When I work with you, I'm always uncovering your wise inner voice. It's a superpower of mine to be able to hear it. Together we make your wise inner voice stronger and stronger until it pretty much takes over. In a great way. 

What we do

We'll have real conversations and I'll ask you a lot of great questions. We'll focus on helping you live more fully. Sometimes that means we'll laugh or cry together, and sometimes we'll be quiet. I bring my whole personality to therapy with me. I'm a highly trained therapist, but I'm a person first.

I've been a therapist since 2001. Here are a few of the ways I've been trained: 

  • EMDR is a mind/body method that helps people heal from trauma and work through difficult emotions. 

  • I'm one of less than 300 Gottman Certified Couples Therapists in the world. This method is based on over 40 years of research. Learn more here. 

  • I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help you understand your role in your relationships with a lot of compassion and no judgement. 

 
 

A few things more things about me. 

Some of my identities are: queer, highly sensitive, white & anti-racist, an adoptive parent, a biological parent, a long-term partner...and more. 

Just a few things that are important to me are resisting white supremacy, de-stigmatizing mental illness, adoption, and intersectional feminism.