Isolation shows up in many forms, including shame, stress, mistrust, and unproductive conflict. It is an act of radical commitment to recognize when we have fallen into patterns that hold us back from emotional, intellectual and physical connection.
People grow and heal in the context of secure relationships, and I aim to help clients create and sustain them. I specialize in treating couples and individuals dealing with emotional and sexual disconnection, trauma, and communication issues.
I'm a sex-positive therapist. I'm LGBTQIA-allied, kink-aware, and poly-friendly. I strive to empower clients to heal from and dismantle racist, ableist, and heteronormative structures. I'm a licensed clinical social worker associate (NCSWCLB, #P014715). James McCracken, LCSW supervises my clinical work.
I have worked as a therapist, group facilitator and advocate for:
I am pursuing training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). My work is also informed by the Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Discernment Counseling. My approach is trauma-informed and aligned with Health at Every Size (HAES).
I conduct therapy in English, but can converse in Spanish.