As a social worker, I’ve spent over 10 years working with people whose lives were impacted by child abuse, violent relationships, depression & anxiety, drug addiction, and other struggles. I learned that so many of us feel alone, stuck, and misunderstood. I also learned that most of us just want to feel comfortable in who we are, and know someone is out there that gets us. Life can be really f*cked up, and so unfair sometimes. And not only that, we live in a world where social injustice is so glaring to some, and denied by others. It’s no wonder why we feel so disconnected.
I became a therapist so I could work towards social change in a more intimate way. I wanted to be that person that my client's could feel really understands them, in a world where it seems no one understands each other. It’s important to me to create space that is safe for young women & teens in to explore who they truly are, and envision growth in themselves, in the midst of all the chaos around us. Why? Because I believe that when young women and teenagers are at the top of their game, the rest of the world benefits from it.
Let me help you out. But how? First, it means dealing with your sh*t. Really taking a look at what’s holding you back from the life you want, and the person you want to be. Then, figuring out what needs to happen for you to get there. It might mean learning to new ways to manage your emotions, or be challenged in thinking about things in ways you never have. It won’t be easy, but it’ll worth the change you want to see. So, are you ready to do this thing?
What I’m like in therapy:
I know that talking to someone you don’t know can be weird or intimidating, so I have a laid back, informal style. I use casual language, nothing fancy, including cursing sometimes. I’m not going to sit and stare at you with a blank face and only say “uh huh” and “mmm hmm” the whole time. I’m human with feelings too, so you’ll see me show emotion and share my reflections of what you are sharing with me. I ask a lot of questions, so I can make sure I’m really understanding you. Also, I’m kinda goofy, and we’ll laugh together too.
The most important thing to me is that you feel like you are getting the most out of our work together. So I often make space to ask you how you are feeling about therapy, and me as your therapist. I encourage you to bring up thoughts and feelings about how you are experiencing our work together, so I know I how I can be as helpful as possible.
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Okay enough about me. Now onto what we will work on together! Click “Learn More”