How I Work

Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence.  I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing.  When invited, and with respect, Iā€™m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. 

My approach is influenced by depth psychology, feminist, relational, collectivist, transformative justice, and somatic perspectives and practices.  I additionally offer clients my hard skills in anti-oppression work, advocacy, narrative therapy, harm reduction, CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, and somatic therapies. I bring a lifetime of experience walking my talk in support of personal and community healing.

Who I Work With

  • Queer and LGBT+ identified people

  • Fat people and others who live with pervasive stigma experiences

  • Disabled and chronically-ill people

  • People with medical trauma

  • Adult children of severely mentally ill and substance abusing parents

  • Current and former sex workers

  • People navigating incarceration and carceral systems

  • Activists, organizers, and people involved in social justice

  • People managing middle class expectations from mixed class, working class, and immigrant backgrounds

  • People with nontraditional relationship orientations and family structures, including being single by choice

  • Solo poly, poly, kinky, and BDSM-involved people

  • People for whom labels don't work

  • Individuals and groups of any configuration

Clinical Focus

  • Complex trauma, intergenerational trauma, and PTSD

  • Depression, anxiety, and more

  • Harm reduction approaches to substance abuse

  • Oppression and social inequities

  • Adults recovering from abusive and otherwise adverse childhood experiences

  • Self-acceptance, shame, and guilt

  • Coming home to the body

  • Power differences in relationships across multifaceted racial, socioeconomic, and gender identities

  • Developing strong interpersonal boundaries and communication

  • Socioeconomic class shifts

  • Grief and loss