As someone who has significantly struggled to find a therapist myself, I truly understand the numerous barriers that are often in place when trying to seek help. I believe there is incredible potential for growth and insight within meaningful human connection, and my hope is for you to feel genuinely seen, heard, understood in our space. I prioritize establishing trust, safety, empathy, and authenticity in therapy, listening to your experiences with openness and curiosity. While I pull from various modalities including ACT and mindfulness, interpersonal process, multicultural, feminist, and CBT, my approach to therapy is quite integrative and unique to you, as I strongly believe you are the expert on your own story. I aim to help you feel empowered by learning to trust your own intuition, treat yourself with compassion, and recognize your own strengths and ability to adapt to adversity.
I work mainly with adults ages 18 and up, but can also work with adolescents and children. I typically address concerns including (but not limited to):
I earned my Psy.D. and MA in clinical psychology from Spalding University, and my BA in psychology with a minor in music from Kenyon College. I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children in schools, residential treatment, community centers, and university counseling centers. I have experience with individual, group, and family therapy, as well as assessment, and I completed my predoctoral internship at California State University Fullerton. I identify as a lesbian, and I am particularly passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and college students. My dissertation was on intersectional feminism and implications for social activism.