My Approach

My approach draws from many modalities, and most heavily from Relational Therapy. Relational psychotherapy is a meaningful and active therapy model for working with individuals who suffer with emotional, psychological, and relational distress. It is built from the belief that as people, we make meaning from our connections with our inner self, other people, and our environment. We will be using the relationship built in therapy to investigate your relationships with others as well as yourself.  Through this powerful lens, we will study the templates created in your past, and powerfully effect the relationships that you would like to cultivate for the future. Other modalities from which I draw include Feminist, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Narrative, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Internal Family Systems, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Clients

I work with adult individuals and couples.  My areas of focus include those struggling with:

  • Anxiety

  • Body Image

  • Chronic Illness

  • Chronic Pain

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Gender

  • Grief

  • Intellectual Ability and Neurodiversity

  • Intimate Partner Violence

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Sexuality

  • Sexual Violence

  • Childhood Trauma

Values

With an understanding of how I work, and who I work with, I'd like to offer my therapeutic values to tell you who I work as.

Guiding principles for my work include:

  • Social Justice Every person has the same right to justice; the lack of this effects individual and community mental health

  • Multicultural Effective therapy integrates an expectation of and curiosity around a person's multiple cultural influences

  • Feminist Power and privilege is shared as much as possible; you are the expert of your experience

  • Personhood Love, belonging, and worthiness are a birthright, not something to earn

  • Trauma-Informed People who have experienced trauma have a greater need for emotional and physical safety in therapy- this is done through a number of active techniques shared when appropriate

What to Expect 

On your first day, we will complete an informed consent form and an initial intake form that covers demographics as well as therapeutic goals. We will use these initial goals as a guide to your work and return to them periodically to make sure that we're meeting your needs. 

Fee

50-minute sessions cost $100 for an individual and $120 for couples. I do not take insurance; however, I can provide you with a receipt, as many insurance companies provide some level of reimbursement for out-of-network providers. All payment is due the day of service by cash or check. Cancellation must take place 24-hours in advance to avoid incurring the charge of a full session cost.

Confidentiality

All topics discussed during sessions are confidential with the exception of danger to someone else or yourself. For your privacy, there is a separate exit from the session space. 

Comfort

Your comfort is important, therefore our waiting room is equipped with water and magazines, and we provide single-occupancy gender-neutral bathrooms in the stairwell across from the suite. The Medical Tower Building is wheelchair accessible however please note that the bathrooms are not.