My specialty is working with adolescents and adults, dealing with issues related to eating disorders, body image concerns, addiction, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I teach my clients how to manage the various obstacles, both big and small, that can arise in their life. I have experience working in various treatment levels and understand the importance of assessing each individual for the most appropriate level of care.
I have an integrative approach to counseling and I pull from a humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness orientation. Additionally, I am LGTBQIA2S+ ally and a HAES (Health at Every Size) aligned provider. (To find out more about HAES, you can visit https://haescommunity.com/). I believe that the therapeutic relationship can be a powerful source of change and that without a safe, strong relationship, progress is often hindered. Therapy is a collaborative approach and clients are the experts of their own lives. I utilize my training and knowledge to help support individuals navigate the complexities of life. I believe in meeting the client where they are and tailoring services to each individual’s unique needs. Within therapy, I primarily focus on what matters to my client and what may be getting in the way of them living in accordance with their values. Furthermore, I believe problems also arise through negative beliefs and maladaptive behaviors. My goal is to assist clients in identifying these maladaptive thoughts and behaviors and develop more adaptive thoughts and behaviors to help them live a healthier life.