Therapy gives us the chance to adventure and investigate our internal worlds. Wading into the ocean or navigating a new trail in the forest can be exciting, but it can also be intimidating, challenging, and frustrating. In this respect, I view my work as a co-pilot, helping you to navigate the depths of your feelings, thoughts, and memories with the goal of unleashing your innate strengths and ability to heal. I do so with a genuine curiosity and openness, integrating my training in several evidence-based treatments.
My style is transparent, playful, compassionate, and sometimes challenging. I work from a strengths-based perspective, and I see our work within a relational context. Therefore, we’ll consider how what you bring to therapy shows up in your relationship with others and with yourself. We’ll have the opportunity to make sense of things that may feel frustrating or downright confusing, and problem-solve as need be.
I work with individuals, families, and groups. I especially enjoy topics and concerns pertinent to adolescence, young adulthood, parenting, and relationships, including: identity, authenticity, self-esteem, boundaries, intimacy, body image, gender, sexuality, and motivation. Depression, anxiety, substance use, and Borderline Personality Disorder are some of the areas which I have worked.
I come to the profession of mental health by way of my own internal adventure, professional experiences, and formal study. My bachelor's degree is in Women’s and Gender Studies, and I have a broad professional background in public health, social justice, tech, and sales support. My master’s degree is in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) supervised by Louis Laves-Webb.
I enjoy time outside of therapy hiking with my dog, connecting with myself through yoga and exercise, experiencing new foods, and adventuring to new places with my partner.
I integrate my training in several evidence-based treatments for a holistic approach. I have a special interest in the connection between physical and mental health, and wholeheartedly believe we hold great depths of wisdom within our bodies. Mindfulness is one of the effective treatments I use that builds on this interest. It can be a helpful starting place in therapy, and also a guiding force in exploring the layers of your internal world. Attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology are two other major influences in my practice, contributing to my present-focused and relational approach. I have studied cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS), and utilize various techniques as appropriate. I enjoy empowering people I work with through the sharing of the latest information about brain science.
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Couples and Family Therapy
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