“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent.
Caring for myself is an act of survival.”
– Audre Lorde
After all you've been through, you deserve to THRIVE, not merely survive.
Hello & Welcome
Please, take a seat on the couch. The chair isn’t very comfortable and one leg is slightly shorter than the others, so you’ll rock back and forth if you sit there.
Now then. I’ll cut right to the chase.
Tough times don’t last; tough people do.
How do I know that?
My sister has it tattooed on her arm.
Seriously, though. You are strong and resilient and you’re going to make it. You’re the blank canvas upon which anything is possible and the caterpillar crawling blindly (but ever so cutely!) around. This is the safe place to spin your cocoon, shed your skin, and leave feeling freer than ever before.
this is about becoming your most badass self -
this is no bullsh*t counseling
You’re exhausted! You’ve been running full throttle for so long and it’s finally starting to catch up to you. You enjoy your work, but it’s been extra hard lately. Your family is complicated and you’re tired of the drama. It all feels exhausting and really you just want to go away on your own for some peace and quiet.
Look, I get it.
Take a deep breath,
Drop your shoulders,
Relax your jaw.
Now, let’s talk
Which Are You?
Passionate and sometimes idealistic, you truly want to change the world. People see you as a leader; they trust and value your opinion. Despite the accolades and accomplishments, you struggle with imposter syndrome and anxiety; you’re on a fast path to burnout. You find it difficult to say no or set boundaries with others. Your relationships are lacking and you want more fun in life, but the fear of rejection or failure keeps you stuck and lonely.
The Old Soul
As a loyal helper who is busy tending to the needs of others, you rarely make time for yourself. At the end of the day, you collapse on the couch, utterly exhausted from taking in so much stimulation (people! lights! noise! news!). It’s hard to reach out and ask others for help. Your relationships are unbalanced and you want more connections, but the fear of burdening others or seeming ‘weak’, keeps you overwhelmed and exhausted.
The Creative Mind
You have always been a bit of a dreamer, a visionary with big ideas who believes: “if you can dream it, you can do it.” Expressing yourself and leaving a lasting mark in the world drive you. Mediocrity and failure are your nemeses. You don’t want to get trapped in a life of conformity and lose your sense of wonder. Naturally curious and observant, you try to live life to the fullest
What's Your Struggle?
I’m a bit of an archeologist; I like to dig deep for deep change—excavating your shit, studying it, and figuring out where the pieces fit in the museum of yourself.
I am a lifelong learner devoted to transformative growth, change, and healing. My superpower is staying calm among chaos to help create order and meaning. I’m excellent in a crisis and can handle just about anything you throw at me. My brain sees the complex and breaks it down into simple, digestible pieces.
My style is friendly, caring, and approachable. I’ve been told I am “lovingly direct” and “wise and witty.” A client once said I have a “pitch perfect bullshit detector.” I was, and still am, flattered.
I welcome all of you into the therapy room. I won’t judge you, your background, or assert my own beliefs onto you. Promise.
Our lives are influenced by a host of factors, including sex, gender, race, class, size, ability, and more. Areas where you hold privilege or experience oppression are important to me. I am anti-racist and work to understand my white privilege. I am LGBTQ2S+ welcoming, sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable, sex-work affirming, and supportive of ethical non-monogamy.
It is important you feel safe, welcomed, and accepted in entirety. We won’t be able to do good work together if you have to hide parts of yourself. I’m happy to answer questions you may have about this.