Style + Experience

I offer compassionate, engaged and transparent therapeutic services where we are all encouraged to contribute to and change the course of therapy. As a part of your team, I will be present to consistently promote mindful understanding, reflection, worthiness, healing and thriving.

  • I practice from the Relational Cultural Therapy model where empathy is central.
  • I have training in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), a model for relationship therapy that embraces the impactful role of attachment.
  • I have a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, have attended many conferences, workshops and trainings by Universities, foundations and from the brilliant people of my community. I find learning in a variety of environments, including especially from the individuals I work along side, to be key for my growth and am committed to this throughout my whole life.
  • As a certified birth doula, I have experience with the prenatal, pregnancy and the postpartum period, as well as assisting in healing challenging or traumatic births. I have a unique perspective as to how pregnancy, attempts at pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, new children and shifting family dynamics have effects on individuals, relationships and whole families. I have trained healthcare professionals and birth support people in supporting LGBTQ people in the pregnancy, birth and during the postpartum period.
  • I am trained and practiced in conflict resolution and mediation, which offer insight into moments of conflict stress. I have particular interest in restorative and transformative justice.
  • I have practiced therapy with individuals who are in jail. In that context, and within others, I have worked with people who experience impact from substance use while using a harm reductionist lens.
  • I am interested in and understanding of illness, (chronic) pain and disability and the significance on a person and relationships. I am dedicated to promoting disability justice.
  • I have experience with trauma and resiliency. I have taken and given trainings on trauma, and have worked alongside survivors of intimate partner violence and homelessness. Through my specific training from the Community Resilience Model I have learned from Peter Levin, generative somatics and others about trauma in relation to the nervous system and how to work towards healing somatically.  I work therapeutically with people who have experiences challenging and/or traumatic childbirth.
  • I am supportive of healing and moving with grief and loss and all the many different forms it takes. I have been and continue to be a grief support group facilitator for people with different kinds of losses. I have been trained as a death doula and am very interested in compassionate death care.
  • I am LGBTQIA+, kink, and polyamorous aware and affirming.
  • I am rooted in social justice and community organizing. I have a focus on promoting racial justice, health care justice, disability justice and supporting those who are incarcerated. I value an intersectional feminist approach.