Good therapy is non-judgmental and collaborative – it fosters change, insight, and healing. We will work together to explore your questions and address your goals.

“Transformation is possible, if we create the space for it to happen.”
– Shaka Senghor

How we work together:

We humans are wonderfully complex and everyone struggles with something. In the therapy room we work to make space for all of you – the parts you know and like, and the parts that create distress and pain. The more we can fully know and express ourselves the more able we are to live life with resilience, self-compassion, connection and vitality.

My style is transparent, curious and warm; I stay actively engaged in the therapeutic relationship. I’m a highly trained therapist, but consider my ability to compassionately sit with my clients as they experience and explore their inner worlds to be my greatest strength.

Areas of specialization:

  • Relationship issues

  • Trauma

  • Struggles related to a painful or confusing childhood/family of origin

  • Big feelers

  • Shame/feelings of low self-worth

  • Support for therapists and helpers

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

Are we a good fit?

My individual clients are bright, hard-working men and women who find themselves feeling stuck in some area of their life – their relationships, their emotions, their work, their identity. They often struggle with issues around anxiety, self-worth, or shame, and tend to see themselves more critically than the rest of the world sees them. They are often high-functioning leaders in their work, family, or community, but struggle internally or in intimate relationships.

Most of my individual clients identify with one or more of these categories:

  1. Men and women who appear to be doing well in their lives but grapple internally with self-worth, self-criticism, anxiety or shame.
  2. Adults who grew up in complicated and/or painful households and want to understand how these early attachment experiences impact how they relate to themself and others.
  3. Adults in caretaking jobs or caregiver roles who want care and connection for themselves but don’t know how to get it.
  4. People coping with romantic relationship distress.
  5. Empaths, sensitive people, big feelers – women and men who tend to absorb the feelings of others and/or get overwhelmed by their own emotions.
  6. Therapists looking for a safe space to get support and be a human.

I describe myself as a relational therapist. I care deeply about the quality of the therapeutic relationship we form and I strive to make it safe, collaborative and supportive of your growth. I pay special attention to your inner world, but also to your experiences in relationships with others both past and present. You will feel me in the room when your joke cracks me up and when your pain touches my heart. Although it’s probably my humanity and my own years of therapy that make me a good therapist, I also like to know stuff and have done lots of training over the 20 years I’ve been doing this work. You can read more about my training and theoretical orientations here.

We might work together a short time, or enter into a longer-term therapeutic process, depending on your needs.
Please get in touch with any questions you have about individual therapy.