Together, we will collaborate on how to use modern science, informed by ancient contemplative wisdom, to change your own brain for more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more inner peace.
“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is--it's to imagine what is possible.” -bell hooks
I am a clinical counselor specializing in the treatment of anxiety or worry, low self esteem and relationship difficulties. I also enjoy working with issues related to identity, acculturation and life adjustments. More generally, I provide psychotherapy to those who are dissatisfied with themselves, their relationships or their career and who aspire to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Psychotherapy leads to better self-knowledge, to making healthier life choices and to greater self acceptance and confidence, while reducing uncomfortable symptoms that interfere in daily living.
I believe successful treatments are based on a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment, where you can comfortably explore issues with me. I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of each client and design my treatments to allow each individual to live a more full and exceptional life. I believe it is a privilege to help clients tap into their individual strengths and personal power to facilitate the growth and change required for a better life.
I also have research experience in issues from family and social oppression to race, gender and intersectional identities. I am committed to creating an affirming and collaborative space of healing for people of all identities, and a special commitment to supporting the LGBT, Queer and POC communities.
My expertise is in:
Anxiety Disorders & Panic Attacks
Borderline Personality Disorder
Self-Esteem & Confidence
Childhood, Adult, & Family Stress and Trauma
Multicultural/ Cross-Cultural Concerns
Poly Relationships/ Ethical Non-monogamy
I am also skilled in providing:
Sex Therapy/ Pornography and other Sexuality Concerns
Treatment for Trauma, Grief or Bereavement
Gender Identity Counseling
Work and Career Transitions
Stress Management and Emotional Coping Skills