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About Me As a Therapist

Finding a therapist that is a good fit, is like searching for that perfect pair of jeans. Each person has unique needs & preferences that must be met. That's why I offer complimentary 15-minute virtual consultations, giving you the chance to meet me, learn about my practice, and see if we click. After all, the key to any therapeutic change is finding the right fit with your therapist. Read more about who I am as a therapist to get some insight before the initial consultation:

I've had the privilege to work with a range of people from all walks of life, each with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. From single parents to CEOs, from those navigating arranged marriages to members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Atheism to Christianity to Spirituality, I've experienced a deep understanding of the complexities that shape so many different kinds of people. While this list isn't exhaustive, it gives you an idea of the areas I've explored with clients:

Identities/Backgrounds/Experiences: single parents, arranged marriages, co-parents, therapists, Catholics, SAHM's, work-from-home parents, nurses, CEO's, polyamory, unhoused, Agnostic, ADHD, highly sensitive people, interracial, BIPOC, Chronic Illness, Queer, Kink/Fetishes, sex-workers, bi-cultural, teachers, (and so much more).

When it comes to my therapy approach, I avoid the one-size-fits-all mentality. Instead I take from the range of therapeutic techniques in my toolbox and tailor each session to your unique needs. My overarching approach is grounded in 3 key principles:

1. Person-Centered: I think you're the expert in your own life, and I'm here to support you on your journey. Through open-ended conversations and nonjudgmental exploration, we'll create a space where you feel truly understood and valued.

2. Relational: Our therapeutic relationship forms the cornerstone of our work together. By examining your past experiences and relational patterns, we'll uncover insights that pave the way for healing & growth. You'll better understand yourself and your interactions with others more deeply.

3. Somatic-Based: Emotions aren't just thoughts, they're physical sensations too. When struggling with challenges like anxiety, depression, or relationship conflict, understanding your body's signals can empower you to navigate difficult moments with ease. I'll help you tune into your body's wisdom, using mindfulness & body-centered interviews to create greater self-awareness & emotional regulation.

When it comes to Couples Therapy, I take the same general approach except it is rooted in Relational Life Therapy. When it comes to couples therapy, there is a greater focus on the relationship. However, similar to the individual approach, we will dive deeper into each individual client to see what their wants and needs are. Building off a Relational Life Therapy approach, couples therapy will take a "No Bullshit Approach." We'll dive into exactly what is happening in the relationship after taking the first few sessions of intake to gather all information from both partners. Then we'll be able to provide you both with the ability to make powerful insights that can sustain lasting change and integrate healthy new relational skills into your daily life. It isn't just focusing on the most troubling issues head-on, but actually targeting problem behaviors, underlying core issues and past traumas. By creating new connections, we will work through infidelity or trust issues, increase intimacy, improve communication, and deepen relational integrity. This is to help you hold yourselves, each other, and your relationship in greater warm regard. 

About Me As a Human

I've had an unhealthy obsession with cats since I was a little kid, and it's still going strong! Right now I'm a mom to a 9-year-old, a 6-month old, and a Bombay cat named Luther, who might just decide to join us during sessions. I'm what you might call an intuitive empath & outgoing introvert--a blend that keeps life interesting. One of my life missions? To watch every TV show out there before I kick the bucket. There's something about a good binge session that just hits differently. I spend a good chunk of my free time indulging in that hobby, often with my family by my side. But my husband reminds me to step away from the screen & get into nature with our little ones. Lastly, I appreciate road trips & cold weather (really cold). So enjoy this photo from our trip to Leavenworth, WA on our Texas to Washington roadtrip in 2022! 

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