People I Work With:
People whose life has revolved around others
You care for others in your life and find yourself weighed down by events of the past. While you view yourself as strong, you carry a weight on your shoulders, one of responsibility, obligation, and inertia.
Over time this can drain your energy, leaving you sad, angry, or anxious, butting heads with those around you in an attempt to manage the stress.
People whose feelings are out of control
Blaming yourself for not ‘keeping it together’ because you fear becoming ‘emotional’ around others…whatever that means to you.
‘Snapping’ at others for doing things the ‘wrong’ way, whether friends, coworkers, or other drivers on the road…?
Stuck in a cycle of criticizing yourself because you didn’t do something a certain way
People who feel boxed in and controlled by others’ expectations
Actively exploring your identity whether related to gender, sexuality, or relationship preference?
Identify as trans* or queer?
Dating or living your life in a less common relationship arrangement whether polyamory, open-relationships, or any other forms, including lifestyle?
Feel that there’s a gap between how you view the world and how ‘everyone else’ sees things?
Working with me you can:
Find a calm, safe place
Explore the patterns, experiences, and events in your life that led you to where you are now.
Work through your feelings while supported.
Re-kindle common ground with your romantic partner(s) and learn how to keep your relationship not just surviving but thriving.
Navigate past fights with a partner to find a path toward your common hopes and goals.
Ready to begin our work together and start on the path toward the change you seek?
Education and Professional Training
I earned my BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Psychology at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. And yes, the winters there are COLD.
In 2010, I enrolled in the Clinical Psychology program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
I trained in a variety of approaches to therapy, both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral. My education both within and outside of the classroom included experiences in individual, couples, and family therapy, in English and Spanish. During my studies toward my Masters of Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology at Rutgers, I specialized in multicultural psychology.
Throughout my training, I paid attention and care to my clients' cultural and personal values.