All people are deserving of wellness, and they possess the courage to walk proudly and stumble gracefully. But life can be hard…especially during the transition to adolescence and young adulthood. We lose track of our strengths, and feel overwhelmed and alone. When we take the time to get to know and understand ourselves better, we develop a greater capacity to have more meaningful and rewarding relationships and experiences. We get to feel the fundamental joy of connection, belonging, meaning and purpose. We get to be the author of our own stories. My hope is to explore your story with you to create new meaning out of times of challenge, as well as a deeper connection to your innate awesomeness! Through genuine and meaningful connection we will work together to build safety and trust, and I will offer space for vulnerability and exploration, opportunity to learn new skills and direction as appropriate.
My therapeutic orientation is rooted in existential theory, empowering individuals to make honest and thoughtful decisions as they move through challenging circumstances and work toward the life they want. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and my practice is informed by Narrative Therapy, Limbic System Therapy, Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, neuroscience and mindfulness. I am also a certified yoga instructor and life-long mover, and often integrate somatic strategies, as well as yogic philosophy.
I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families who are facing a variety of challenges including: depression, anxiety, trauma, substance dependence, family conflict, identity development, and everyday challenges.