Meet our Team!
Our therapists come in many varieties… by specialty, by personality, by gender identity, by ethnicity and languages spoken. We are so very excited for you to meet us. Take a look at each of our stories and figure out which of us feels like a comfortable old sweater. Therapy should be comfortable. And your therapist should fit just right.
I don’t ask my clients to do anything I wouldn’t do I’m not just a therapist, I’m also a client . Life is hard, therapy with me will help you navigate the bumps with humor and fresh perspective while feeling totally accepted as you are.
The world we live in encourages us to do more, be unsatisfied with what is, and includes technology that connects us in some ways, but distances us in others. Together we will unpack and sort through the struggles, the questions and the feelings so we can identify what is getting in your way.
You will never feel “abnormal” because I use my own life experience and clinical skills to help you to find the best version of you. Therapy with me will include humor because your time should be enjoyable and productive.
Evolution and transforming our lives requires courage, time, attention, patience, and dedication. As I accompany you on this extraordinary journey, we will explore feelings, thoughts and experiences that most people try to avoid.
My philosophy is to view therapy is a “tune up” to help people keep operating through life. This is especially important for people of color and minority populations because they face additional societal challenges that may or may not be overt but are often internalized.
I believe that we deserve to be the people we envision, however, life circumstances sometimes deter us from this vision. It is in these moments that it is helpful to have a safe and inclusive space to feel, think, and process where we have been, where we are, and where we want to go. Therapy, I believe, is that space.
Therapy is not about weakness, it’s about strength. The courage to face the pain, accept it, and continue despite it. There is no room for power in this process. We are on a journey together, one that includes tears and laughter.
People need meaningful connections with others who will allow them to just be. I will meet you where you are in a space where we are free to explore whatever life is throwing your way. You are the expert of your life. I am prepared to walk your path with you and to help you find your way.
My practice starts with a foundation of profound respect and compassion. I then utilize the power of the therapeutic relationship, fostering understanding between partners, mindfulness techniques, and our growing knowledge of neuroscience to facilitate change.