Did you know the number one predictor of someone meeting their goals in therapy is a strong therapeutic relationship? Feeling safe and understood (and liked!) in the therapy room is vital to getting you to where you want to go. The most consistent and meaningful compliment I get from my clients is that I help them to feel more calm and comfortable with each appointment. Feeling anxious about starting therapy doesn’t mean it is the wrong choice for you or that you are not ready. That fear is an expected part of the process. I get nervous meeting a new client too! I like to acknowledge the awkwardness of it all and will not rush you as we build trust.
You are investing in therapy because you want some things to change. That sometimes requires tough conversations. It certainly does not require shame or judgement, however. If you are seeking someone who is direct in a compassionate and uplifting manner, we will be a fantastic fit. I also love learning my client’s unique strengths and will remind you of them every chance I get.
I specialize in working with clients experiencing some combination of anxiety, ADHD, and history of trauma. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic interventions, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness to tailor treatment to each individual’s needs. I also incorporate skills for building self-compassion into all aspects of therapy. When you believe you are truly deserving of reaching your goals, therapy becomes so much more effective and enjoyable. If that sounds really out of reach right now, please know that we can work on it together.
I am a Licenced Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience in the mental health field. When I’m not working, my favorite things are chasing my tornado of a toddler, trying all the foods (especially all the cheeses!), music festivals, and hikes. I am also travel obsessed and am determined to see every last place on the planet.