Providing a safe, compassionate and accepting space for personal growth
I believe that each individual is unique and therefore my approach is customized to meet your needs. I have an eclectic approach that includes a psychodynamic framework and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space in which we can work to help you overcome your personal struggles. I incorporate mindfulness to help create long-term, substantive change. All people exist in a context, and we will work to understand your context and help you make choices in your life.
Therapy is different than talking to a friend because we will work together to create a confidential space where you can express any emotion or thought without judgement. Going to therapy does not mean that there is anything wrong with you! I work with people struggling with challenging life issues, but just as often I see people who want to know themselves better, and find more joy and purpose in their lives. We will work with your innate strengths and skills to help you create new ways of seeing the world around you and find a more satisfying life. Whether you are struggling with transitions in parenting, postpartum mood, body image, depression, anxiety, relationships, low self-esteem or self-harm, therapy can help! I am here to help and support you while we change your life for the better!
I have advanced training from Postpartum Support International to help you cope with postpartum depression and anxiety. At least 1 in 7 women will experience some symptoms of depression and/or anxiety in the year after having a child. Often times symptoms of anxiety and depression can show up before or during a pregnancy. You are not alone, and it will get better. If you have been feeling overwhelmed, sad, angry, irritable or just not yourself, please contact me and we can work together to help you feel like yourself again.
My approach is within a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework and I want to provide a space where people in all bodies feel accepted and welcome. I strive to be culturally humble and aware of the privilege that I have in the world. I