Maybe you have been told that you need to be smaller. Thinner. Quieter. Less angry. Take up less space and be less demanding. I work with mostly women and queer, trans and non-binary folk who are tired of being told they are "too much." I believe that no one is too much, and that attempting to squeeze ourselves into a too tight box is damaging..
I am a therapist offering services to adults and adolescents who don't fit inside the box. I shine when working with emotional overwhelm, trauma, fear of intimacy, and spiritual/existential concerns. Currently my caseload is 40% adolescents and 60% adults. My clients are mostly trans and non-binary folks, as well as cisgender women who have big emotions and are tired of feeling confined in their lives. I am kink and polyamory affirming.
My style is relational-- meaning I am a real person who is invested in forming a relationship with you that feels good and facilitates healing. In session, we will co-create a space where you can grow in the ways you need.
I also have a passion for working with teens and young adults. As a San Francisco native and previous high school academic tutor, I can empathize with the uniquely overwhelming pressure of the Bay Area high school experience. I feel particularly called to work with teens who are socially anxious, shy, perfectionists, overachievers, autistic, have learning disabilities or ADHD, or are questioning their gender and sexuality.
Scientific research has shown that the best predictor of success in therapy is the strength of the relationship we form together. In other words- we have to like each other! I encourage you to reach out and see if the vibe is right, and to trust your intuition. There's no forcing a good connection.