There are times in life when we might feel disconnected from ourselves and/or our loved ones. There might be a desire to reconnect with whom we once were, or a drive to explore who we might be growing into. Finding our place in the world is a struggle; the chaos and stressors of life often make it easy to forget that the human experience can be an energizing and playful adventure.
Having difficulty navigating the unknown is often a part of the human experience. I aim to co-create a safe space for feelings of stuckness and frustration to exist, and to explore together with my clients where that sense of disorientation may be centered. In our work together we will deepen your relationship to yourself, your loved ones, and the greater networks you are a part of by cultivating compassion, tenderness and greater self awareness. It is my hope that through our work together, you will feel more confident and connected with your authentic self, and feel empowered to live congruently in community, while operating from a place of personal alignment.
Clients I typically work with struggle with depression, anxiety, neurodivergence, life transitions, identity formation, attachment wounds/family struggles, LGBTQA+ issues, and relational struggles. In my sessions, I work from an Existential Humanistic framework (where we are all humans trying to learn how to human together), and utilize tools and techniques derived from play therapy, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential practices, as well as my own healthy dose of humor.
Together we will explore what life would be like if we had the courage to exist outside the box prescribed to us, and ask ourselves instead how we would construct a box of our own design, or if we want to live in a box at all.
I hold a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark College’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling, with a concentration in Sex Therapy. Prior to pursuing my graduate studies, I spent eight years working abroad with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds in both educational and camp-like settings. In those spaces I developed a passion for exploring communication and care within cross-cultural relationships, as well as a curiosity around alternative ways of being and self expression.
I charge the following fees for my services:
I currently accept cash and debit/credit cards. Payment is due at the end of each session. In the event that you need to cancel your appointment, a 24-hour notice is required to avoid being charged for the session.
I currently do not accept insurance, however based on your insurance benefits, you may be eligible to receive a full or partial reimbursement of fees paid to me as an out-of-network provider. If this is of interest to you, please feel free to chat with me about this during our initial consultation or at any point during our time together.