Life can be messy, and it doesn’t always make sense.
Sometimes you just need space to be.
I work hard at creating a safe, warm, compassionate, and comfortable space that allows you to get to know yourself in new ways. Whether you’ve been in therapy before and are ready for something different, or you are new to therapy and are looking for a place to get started, there is space for you here.
Maybe you are realizing that childhood trauma you thought you had “dealt with” a while ago is still very much present, and is impacting your life in unexpected ways?
Maybe you are exploring your gender or sexuality in a new way, or for the first time, and are looking for support and help navigating that?
Maybe you are a person who has experienced religious abuse or toxic spirituality as a result of your gender or sexuality?
Maybe life just feels particularly hard right now you and you can’t quite figure out why?
I USE THEY/THEM PRONOUNS.
I come to this work not just as a therapist, but as someone who has been off and on in therapy throughout my life. I have had A LOT of therapists. Still, I was in my late 20's when I found my first queer therapist. I was in my 30's when I found my first trans therapist. I often wonder how, or if, things might’ve been different for me if I had someone who was like me, sooner.
As a part of the Queer and trans community, I understand how important representation and connection is. Of course, we all have our own unique stories. Your story is not my story, and my story is not yours. However, I find that it is incredibly helpful (and dare I say, healing even) to have that common understanding and shared experience with my clients.
WORDS OF WISDOM:
Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember: you are the medicine.
Many of us are living at the intersections of multiple identities, and are impacted and influenced by our proximity to systems of oppression and privilege. I believe that healing from personal trauma and pain is incredibly powerful and important, yet only one piece of the puzzle. The deepest forms of healing will come with liberation and freedom from the powerful and violent power structures that our society is built on.
Therapy with me acknowledges this delicate and impossible balance. We will work together to explore your stuck points in a safe, non-judgmental way. We will look at how family history and intergenerational trauma have impacted you and your story, while also giving credit to the fact that you are a powerful and unique individual with your own destiny and autonomy. Through our work together, you can find healing, strength, growth, and ultimately, joy.
If you’ve made it this far after cruising through my website, you’re likely thinking we might be a good fit, and you’re probably right! Still, I think we should chat. Choosing a therapist is a big deal, and I want to make sure you feel really good about your decision.
I offer free 20 minute consultations via video. Let’s say hello, I’ll tell you a bit more about working with me, answer any questions you might have, discuss logistics, and then, if you feel good about it, we can schedule our first appointment.