I am a licensed clinical social worker offering family therapy, individual talk psychotherapy, and play therapy to children, adolescents, and emerging adults. My clinical orientation draws primarily from psychodynamic and anti-oppressive practice theories, and I specialize in working with young people who are struggling with relationships, identity, intense/overwhelming experiences, or who suffer from symptoms that accompany depression, anxiety, or ADHD.
I think collaboration and transparency are essential in all phases of therapy, so we will work together to tailor treatment to your specific needs and strengths (or, if you are a parent, to those of your young person and family). This can involve incorporating different perspectives or practices— such as values-based philosophies, family systems approaches, or cognitive-behavioral skills—into our work together, with the goal of enhancing our understanding of you and what is most important to you.
My previous professional experience includes work with young people and caregivers in many different settings, including providing therapy in intensive outpatient care, working in inpatient/residential settings, and engaging with students in schools. These experiences have given me a particular interest in transformative and less-punitive approaches to understanding and resolving conflicts. I therefore have experience integrating accountability practices, such as restorative/transformational justice, and skill-based philosophies, such as Collaborative Problem Solving, into parent/family work. I also have significant experience working with queer/non-binary/trans and questioning youth (and other folks with LGBTQ+ affiliated identities), as well as children and adolescents who identify as Autistic or experience neurodivergence, and people who have specific sensory needs, developmental differences, or different learning styles.
Ultimately, I hold relationships as central to all growth and healing, and I believe the most powerful gift we can offer one another is close and curious attention.