All of us come up with ways to manage life's stresses. Each one of these strategies was born out of a need to protect ourselves - to survive. Yet sometimes, the methods we relied on to help us out of difficult situations end up being the very source of more difficulties. In fact, they keep us from living the life we want to live. I hope to build a safe space for you to explore new ways of coping that align with the values and goals of your authentic self.
My approach is primarily relational and multicultural, which means that I believe in the significant impact that relationships and cultures (race/ethnicity, families of origin, affectional orientation, religiosity, neighborhoods) have on our lives. Together, we will explore their meaning and ways in which they can become sources of strength.
I work with children, teens, and adults who are struggling with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and much more. I also work with couples who find themselves stuck in harmful cycles and families experiencing intergenerational and cultural conflicts. At times, therapy may be frustrating and difficult. But please know that you will be supported. I look forward to joining you on this path that you have so bravely begun.
Borrowing form both Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy frameworks.
Experience working with adolescents struggling with interpersonal conflicts, academic pressure, and more. Application of evidenced-based practices including narrative therapy, DBT, and psychodynamic talk therapy.
Assist exploration of affectional / sexual and gender identities, including medical interventions for gender transition. All interventions are from an affirming perspective.
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