Education: University of Chicago, Crown Family School of Social Work
I believe in the enriching and transformative power of an authentically validating therapeutic relationship, one that is secure and trusting. My sincere goal is to create a connection with you that is collaborative, accepting, exploratory, honest and safe.
Therapy has the ability to awaken us to be fully present in life. It helps us to know our stories, our patterns, our desires, our full and whole selves more deeply. This awareness inspires and creates growth, healing and change.
Our internal experiences are shaped by our relationships with others and the systems that surround us: our families, friends, partners, society and culture. People are more than a label or a diagnosis such as anxiety or depression. We are whole beings, deserving of compassion and holistic regard. Acknowledging this, I practice an integrated model of therapy, informed by psychodynamic theory, motivational interviewing, emotion-focused work and third-wave cognitive-behavioural approaches.
I have experience working with folks addressing issues of sexuality, isolation, grief, anger, depression and anxiety and a particular interest in work with the LGBTQ community.