My favorite thing about being a therapist is getting to know my clients as they grow into the best versions of themselves. I know that it takes both courage and vulnerability to engage with someone around sensitive subjects. It is my privilege to accompany people on part of their journey.
I have ten years experience with children and adolescents where I use talk and expressive/play therapy to foster positive growth. I am not sure why I have found it relatively easy to connect with kids and teens—but I think it may be because I can still clearly recall the challenges of those years. It isn’t easy being a young person (or the parent of a young person!) in the world today, and I aim to offer respect, empathy, perspective, and hope to all parties.
Another of my areas of specialization is couples’ and sex therapy. Couples often come in complaining of poor communication, disagreements over finances, parenting, and sex. I have specific postgraduate education in human sexuality, and am working towards becoming a Certified Sex Therapist. I can help with issues of performance, desire, arousal, as well as problematic sexual behavior—sometimes called sex addiction—and recovery of sexual empowerment after trauma. I am LGBTQ+ and poly/kink affirming. [Sex therapy can be conducted with couples or individuals.]
If you need support with or for your child or teen, in your intimate relationship or for yourself, I would be honored to meet you and see if I can be of service. Thank you for reading!