In the Japanese art of Kintsugi, pottery that has been broken is not simply discarded, but rather, mended with gold. This process known as “golden repair” reflects the idea that although seemingly broken, the process of healing and mending results in resilient and beautiful pieces of pottery. I believe that as humans, we are also incredibly resilient - able to bear unbearable pain and hurt. However, I also believe that our pain is not meant to be held alone; as we need a present and safe other to help us hold, bear, and contextualize these wounding experiences. Thus, it is an honor to walk alongside you as we metaphorically weave gold within the cracks that have left you feeling broken or un-whole; cultivating expansiveness and fostering healing.
Perhaps you seek a “coming home” to yourself in a way that feels safe and meaningful. Perhaps you long to make meaning of wounding or painful experiences. Or perhaps, you wish to understand yourself in the context of relationships and the world around you. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy at this time, I honor your courage to do so.
Just as each person’s experiences are inherently unique to each individual, I tailor therapy to meet each person where they are individually at. Valuing training in relational and contemporary psychoanalysis, I work in a manner that is informed by trauma-sensitive, emotionally-focused, relational, somatic, and holistic approaches where there is a context for your pain and a safe presence in your healing. I believe that the therapeutic process should not be a “one size fits all” approach but rather, a crafted collaboration between patient and therapist to create sincere connection, meaningful dialogue, and exploration of your experiences in profoundly meaningful ways.
All relationships have a unique rhythm. When in sync, there is a fluid movement within and between the connection of the relationship. When out of sync, this rhythm may become uncertain, disconnected, or shaky - often making it difficult to find your way back to one another in a way that feels containing and secure.
I work with the understanding that relationships involve a relational dance where each partner longs for trust, connection, and accessibility in one another. Through the process of couples therapy, the bond between you and your partner can be explored in newfound and meaningful ways; where there is a context for conflict and a frame for finding a "safe relational home" in one another.
I hold a special interest and experience in working with:
Trauma + PTSD
Sexual Assault + Abuse
Anxiety + Panic
Highly Sensitive Persons
While I work with a variety of populations and age groups, I have specialized experience with:
Young Adults and Adults
Adolescents and Teens
Specialties + Populations
Fees: My fee is $150/per session and fees are collected at the time of services. I value providing financially accessible therapy and offer reduced/sliding scale fees on a limited basis. Please contact me to inquire.
Insurance: I am an Out of Network provider and do not accept insurance. However, I am happy to provide you with a Superbill you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement of therapy services.
Scheduling: I offer a 15-minute phone consultation free of charge, prior to our first session. During this conversation, I can answer any questions you may have, discuss your therapeutic needs, and potentially set up a day/time for our first session. If we begin working together a time slot will be set aside each week for us to meet. Sessions are 50 minutes in length, however, extended or more frequent sessions can be set up as needed.
Cancellation Policy: I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule your session, I kindly ask that you do so at least 24 hours in advance and I will be happy to discuss alternative scheduling options. Canceling or rescheduling within the 24-hour window prior to our session time, or no-showing, will result in the full session fee being charged. Thank you for understanding this policy, as your session time is reserved just for you.