How Can I Help You?
Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
Getting started with a new therapist is perhaps the most difficult part of therapy. I'm here to help.
Psychotherapy is a unique practice, with the relationship between the therapist and patient being at the core of the healing process. Because of this, the "fit" with your therapist is of utmost importance. This is why I meet with potential patients for a free 20 minute consultation before we schedule. Not only does this offer you a chance to ask any questions you might have, it also allows us to get a sense of each other for you to feel if we'd be a good fit to work together.
Are you struggling in a relationship? As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I specialize in working with relational clients. In addition to over a decade of experience, I have extensive specialized training and supervision in this work.
Some of the relational concerns I work with are:
Sex and Sexuality
Intentional Uncoupling and Discernment Counseling
Mixed-Faith Couples and Relationships
Are you looking for the time and space to explore what you are struggling with? I offer a discerning ear and the space to explore the ways in which you may feel disconnected from or in conflict with yourself in a supportive environment free of judgment.
Some of the individual concerns I work with are:
Religious Trauma and Church Hurt
Life Transitions and Identity Discernment
Fat and Body Affirming
Sex and Sexuality
Navigating Relational Concerns
Are you interested in developing a deeper connection to yourself? You may be interested in working from a psychodynamic approach. In psychoanalysis, we meet 4-5 times per week to deepen the therapeutic relationship and space for insight. I am currently in training as a psychoanalytic candidate at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis.
In addition to the concerns already listed, some of the difficulties psychoanalysis can help with are:
struggling in relationships
identifying and healing core causes of distress, anxiety, and trauma
As a supervisor, my focus is primarily on self-of-therapist and the development of a clinical ear and authentic voice. I am the best fit for supervisees interested in doing deep or psychodynamic systemic therapeutic work. I also supervise and consult on building competence in working with queer/LGBTQIA+ patients, kink and BDSM, polyamory and non-monogamy, fat folks, and patients with religious trauma. I also particularly enjoy supervising and working with therapists who belong to one or more of these communities seeking to develop a deeper understanding of your own identity and its relationship to your work and how it might show up in self-of-therapist and countertransference.
I am also happy to consult with therapists with specific concerns, or looking for short-term support around a particular case. I'm also happy to consult around questions about the above competencies or countertransference/self-of-therapist concerns, in addition to facilitating space to interrogate internalized white supremacy in the therapist.
If you think you might be interested in working with me, send me an email and let's talk!