Just like every client is different, every therapist is different, and it's important to find someone who you like working with. We might be a good match if you are someone who is willing to try new things, as a lot of therapy is thinking about things in a different way. We could be a good fit if it's important to you that you can talk to your therapist about anything and not feel judged. I believe every human has the basic need and desire to be known and valued, and I strive to provide this place of belonging for my clients. Also we might be a good match if you enjoy humor in your sessions. Therapy shouldn't be all miserable. I aim for 25% miserable, tops.
I am passionate about working with pre-teens, teenagers, young adults and their families as they navigate these years of growth and change. This time can be both exciting and challenging, and I am honored to be invited into this space with my clients. I have experience working in the areas of depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, oppositional behaviors, grief and trauma. I use a variety of different evidence-based techniques, such as motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy and mindfulness. I work with clients to find the best approach to their unique concerns. I know people are the experts in their own lives, and don't lose sight of that.