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As a human being, we all grapple with similar universal truths: We are in relationship with each other, and we are alone. How do we navigate this? How do we make meaning with our life and find fulfillment while moving through life’s challenges? Using an existential-humanistic framework, my goal is to support you as you become a more authentic and whole version of yourself. With a trauma-informed lens, I will encourage you to explore your full range of emotions and experiences in order to be more fully alive and vital. I am committed to showing up as my authentic self in our therapeutic relationship. I find my own meaning through the collaborative and creative process of helping you become more of yourself.
I enjoy working with couples, families, individual adults, and adolescents. I use an eclectic blend of therapies, including Emotion Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems, with couples and families.
None of us exist in a vacuum, and the way we show up in relationship or family impacts the system as a whole. Together, we can identify embedded relationship patterns and family roles, in order to ask, “How is that working for us?”
I have a special interest in working with people who are curious about, or engaged in, non-traditional romantic relationships and diverse sexual expression. I draw from my own experiences, my clinical experience working with various relationship structures, and am committed to engaging with contemporary relationship research.
I highly value your feedback, and our therapy will be a collaborative process. I welcome dialogue around cultural and identity dynamics that can show up in our relationship.
I hold a masters in counseling from Portland State University with a focus on relationship and family counseling. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College in Boston, MA. I am a registered LPC-Intern supervised by Len Kaufman, Ph.D.