What I offer.
Let me just start by saying, I am not a mushy, cookie-cutter type of therapist.
Overall, my style is very person-centered, solution-focused, and strengths-based. I want to see pictures of your dog. I want to laugh together over that ridiculous meme. It’s fine if you cuss like a sailor to express yourself, or art is your outlet for the things you struggle to express verbally. I want to empower you to go out there and live your best life. Let’s stop making therapy so clinical and celebrate the humanness in all of us! Filters have no place in the therapist's office.
You came to the right place if...
your friends are sick of listening to you complain 24/7 about your dating life (or lack thereof)
you're a new parent needing some time for yourself to sort out how you manage this new role you find yourself in, preferably far away from your adorable but nonetheless constantly screaming/crying/pooping bundle of joy
you're experiencing a quarter life crisis filled with existential dread and shame and the ever-pervasive 'I have no idea what I'm doing with my life', or fear that everyone is going to "figure you out" because your instagram screams #livingmybestlife but your reality is more #fml #help
you're finding yourself burnt out and overwhelmed by your job, school, or life in general
you’re realizing that maybe you drink a little more than is socially acceptable for your age now, but you're not really sure it's an actual problem
something really shitty happened to you, maybe even a really long time ago, and you haven't dealt with it and it keeps creeping up in unsuspecting ways and is ruining your damn life
I also work with millennials struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, dysfunctional relationships, anger problems, and first episode psychosis, as well as young(-ish) therapists seeking clinical supervision.
I am trained in EMDR which is a type of trauma therapy. So whether you have a small ‘t’ you’re just barely getting by with, or a big ‘T’ that’s literally ruining your life, we can work with it. I also utilize CBT and DBT which can help you gain back some control over your life by altering your self-defeating thoughts, developing better relationship skills so you don’t have to keep ghosting your tinder dates, learning to stay present in the land of social media, and getting better at real self-care and coping skills so you don’t need a bottle of wine to get through the crappy days.