Treatment Philosophy

WARM |AUTHENTIC |client- centered | Safe space | nurturing interpersonal healing | containment | processing | solution-focused creative |mindful | EMPOWERING


The journey to healing can be challenging and I would be honored to support you along that path. Therapy is meant to be an empowering, reflective, and contained experience of healing and growth. The therapeutic process entails significant effort on the part of the client in order to be the most impactful. I will be there to support you and offer you tools along the way.

Developing a trusting and authentic therapeutic relationship is essential to the effectiveness of the process. Therefore, I would recommend all clients seek what feels like the right fit for them when looking for a therapist.

Treatment can be ongoing or short-term depending on the need. Putting in place additional emotional support during major life transitions can be especially helpful.  Therapy does not necessarily have to be a lengthy continuous process. Once you are able to develop a connection with a therapist, you can return to them during these times in your life.

My overall treatment style is warm, strengths-based, interactive, authentic, collaborative, and client-centered.   My goal is for clients feel that sessions are a sanctuary during their week. I believe in the healing power of developing healthy and secure interpersonal attachments, which informs all aspects of my work. Creating a safe, nurturing, contained space is the foundation of my practice. From a secure and safe foundation, clients can feel comfortable to take the next steps towards working on issues that they would like to address. I meet clients where they are and adapt according to their present needs, personality, culture, and background.  For some, incorporating creative and alternative techniques like art, music, journaling, movement, and mindfulness can offer a dynamic experience. For others, traditional talk therapy may be preferred. Identifying strengths, building resiliency, exploring and challenging dysfunctional patterns, examining the impact of family history, building a support system, and developing healthy coping skills are some things you can expect from this process. Additionally, I aim to ensure that clients leave sessions with practical tools, knowledge, and resources.

My approach is largely informed by the following therapeutic approaches:

attachment theory

cognitive behavioral therapy

trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy

psychodynamic theory

family systems theory

strengths-based therapy

solution-focused therapy

narrative therapy

play therapy  

  • Additionally, I have extensive experience with incorporating creative modalities into treatment, including utilizing art as healing tools, which can especially support children and adolescents in engagement with the therapeutic process. Because I believe that light movement, fresh air, and nature can often enhance the therapeutic process, I offer walking sessions for some clients.

Client Focus

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Women

Pregnant Women & New Parents

Adolescents

Young Adults

Children