Women who want more to life
I love working with women. Some themes I have noticed working with women are: feelings of taking up too much space, people pleasing, difficulty setting boundaries, difficulty expressing needs, and a strong inner critic.
I create a compassionate yet no bullshit space for women to show up as their full selves. I'll often encourage women to imagine what their "villain" self would do- ask for a raise? Say "no"? Leave work on time? Together we can dream up a new way of being in the world where you don't have to hide your true desires.
Queer, trans, non-binary and gender expansive clients
I feel particularly capable of supporting queer folks who are struggling with:
Depression and anxiety
Intimacy issues and relationship struggles
Gender transition and exploration
Mood swings and big emotions
The intersecting identities of race, gender, immigration status, disability, and class
Internalized homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
Grief and loss
Trauma and attachment wounding
Existential malaise and/or spiritual despair
My previous career was working one on one with autistic youth in educational settings. I have significant personal and professional experience with autistic children, adults and couples, as well as children and adults with ADHD. I view neurodivergence as a kind of superpower that is difficult to know how to manage by the individual, and is that is woefully misunderstood by the general population. Autism and ADHD can lead to social marginalization, bullying, depression, and feelings of unworthiness. I can help you cultivate self-compassion and develop tools for navigating relationships and work.
I enjoy working with teenagers and have extensive community mental health experience with adolescents in a variety of settings, including as a peer counselor, teaching middle and high school, as a private tutor for students with ADHD, and as a drug and alcohol counselor in youth rehab.
I strongly believe in the value of couples therapy to address and manage enduring relationship problems. Whether you struggle to communicate, set boundaries, have a fulfilling sex life, or divide emotional and household labor, I can work with you to address where the imbalance of energy is in your partnership and develop new strategies to make fulfilling connections with each other. I am kink and polyamory affirming.