I work with adolescents, young adults, and their families to support health and wellness. I take a strengths-based and collaborative approach in counseling, helping my clients build awareness about their own needs in sessions, whether that is learning healthy coping skills, navigating issues in relationships, or going for a walk.
I have experience working with young people struggling with wide range of issues including life transitions, substance use, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have particular expertise working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, including high achieving young people who may be working to build self-compassion and self-care into their lives. I also enjoy working with young women and LGBTQA* youth providing affirming support as these clients seek to better understand how they see themselves and how the world sees them.
My work draws from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior (CBT) therapies. These frameworks stress that our emotions are valid and our habits or behaviors make sense in context, while also supporting individuals to get unstuck when these emotions or thoughts are getting in the way of wellness. I also draw from social justice/feminist and adolescent development frames, seeking to understand young people in context of their lived experiences, families, communities, and culture.