Style + Experience

I offer compassionate, engaged and transparent therapeutic services where we are all encouraged to contribute to and impact 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 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 and creative 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.
  • I have experience with trauma and resiliency. I have taken and given trainings on trauma, and have worked alongside survivors of intimate partner violence, unhoused peoples and many others who intimately know the impact of trauma. I have learned from¬† the Community Resilience Model, Peter Levin of Somatic Experiencing, Amber McZeal of Decolonizing the Psyche, and others about trauma in relation to the nervous system and how to work towards healing somatically.¬† I am trained in and practice EMDR. I work therapeutically with people who have experienced challenging and/or traumatic childbirth.
  • 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 LGBTQAI+ people in the pregnancy, birth and during the postpartum period.
  • 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 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 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 work from an intersectional feminist approach.