I integrate psychodynamic, mindfulness, somatic and cognitive approaches to therapy. I work from an intersectional feminist and social justice framework. I work well with marginalized populations and those who find themselves on the edges of dominant culture for one reason or another. I am particularly sensitive to individuals who may have previously had negative experiences in therapy due to feeling judged, pathologized, stereotyped or misunderstood.
I honor each individual–their stories and journey–with compassion and curiosity. I give ongoing feedback and support in working through resistance and apprehension. I aim to promote not just self-understanding but, when ready and relevant, to encourage constructive risk taking–in an effort to help clients become more connected to who they are, what is meaningful to them and how they want to live their lives. I encourage radical and mindful self compassion and I teach clients how to sit with and soothe difficult emotions in the body.