Psychotherapy Approach

What kind of therapist are you?  How do you practice?  What theories and techniques do you use?  These are some of the questions you may have as you are considering a new therapist.  While I strongly believe in tailoring my approach to the individual client's wants and needs, I also draw on a foundation of theories and values to assist my clients with the challenges they face.  Some of these include:


  • Gestalt Therapy: A holistic theory that focuses on the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and how we as human beings construct our worlds and experiences through our unique perceptual lenses;

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: An approach that helps us to stay non-judgmental, present-centered, and curious observers of our thoughts, feelings, and actions;

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A collection of theoretical models that draw on our past experiences to help us better understand the patterns and cycles in which we often find ourselves stuck.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

While I am experienced with and welcome clients regardless of their identities, I have a firm commitment to practicing in an affirming and culturally competent manner with clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender*, and/or queer.  


*including gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and gender fluid identities


Other Specialty Areas:


  • depression

  • anxiety

  • problems with relationships and/or feeling connected to others

  • feelings stuck in harmful patterns in your life

  • feeling disconnected from your emotional experiences or feeling that life has lost its "zest"

  • trauma and grief


What to Expect

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