Hi there. I’m so glad you’ve found your way to my site. Are you feeling stuck, frustrated, or confused about how to feel better and live the life you want? I’d love to work with you to create lasting and meaningful change in your life. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, persistent mental health issues, or trauma-we can understand what’s happened for you and where you would like to be. If you want a life that is based in purpose and meaning I'm the kind of therapist who can help you focus on making choices that reflect your values. I work with individuals ranging from 12 years old and up. I also take couples, polyamorous formations, and families. I serve all LGBTQ populations as well as women, men, trans, gender non-conforming (GNC), and non-binary folks. Room to explore all facets of gender and sexual identities, including contemplation and transition.
“...there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save.”
― Mary Oliver
My therapy style is deeply warm and empathetic while also challenging and direct. I believe that your best life is waiting, and together we can discern what you need to get there. The therapeutic theories I draw from are Attachment Styles and Feminist Multicultural Therapy. I tend to work in a Solution Focused way, also bringing in Mindfulness skills and Somatic tools.
Themes of oppression, privilege, and trauma affect every one of us, and I believe our healing work as humans is to analyze these wounds. I'm a white bodied, queer person committed to anti-racist work, which influences my point of view and how I show up in the world. Intersectionality is a guiding force in my life and my work, so looking at areas where we inhabit power and where we feel oppression allows us to see ourselves in a fuller light.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #139268
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #14296
Sonoma State University, 2020, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of Minnesota Duluth, 2011 BA, Double Major-Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, and International Peace Studies
WHERE DO WE START?
Therapy with me starts with a phone consultation, and if you’re interested, we schedule three sessions to get a feel for each other. If it seems like we’re a good fit, I will collaborate with you to envision goals for our work together. This can look like alleviating symptoms, changing a way of relating, or finding solutions to recurring problems in your life. My hope is that we will work on these goals as we get to know each other and work together to build a happier and healthier lifestyle for you. I know and believe that change is possible, and that every body deserves to heal.
Stress and trauma
RATES AND PAYMENT
Investing in your mental health and wellness is truly an investment. It can be a difficult decision to make, and I understand that.
My full fee is $150 per 50 minute session. I do offer sliding scale options, though if you can afford the full fee please do so that others can be seen at the sliding scale fee.
I currently do not take any insurance, though I am working on this and it may change soon.
I offer both telehealth and in person sessions
Please feel free to schedule your 15 minute consultation if you have further questions!
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty"
I'll get back to you within 48 business hours. I look forward to hearing from you.