Who I Work With
people struggling with anxiety
Anxiety is a normal part of life - until it’s not. If you experience anxiety in a way that is persistent or overwhelming, treating your anxiety could improve your life considerably. I work with all my clients to make custom treatment plans to aid in their recovery.
Moms, Dads, and other family or paid Caregivers
Our society paints a very specific idea of what caring for others ‘should’ look like – Clean house! Calm voices! Crafts! - and the reality can be far from that ideal. I work with all my caregiver clients to look compassionately and constructively at their situation, find ways to ease anxiety and burdens, and let go of expectations that do not serve their situation.
Couples or romantic partners struggling with communication issues
It makes complete sense in today’s busy and complex world that partners can struggle. In my practice, I focus on communication skills to try to bring the relationship’s anxiety down, and build ways to improve coping skills in the future. Let’s learn to relax together and get everyone’s needs met!
Members of Polyamorous, non-monogamous, extended and Step-, or chosen families
Balancing a relationship with your own emotional needs can be a challenge, regardless of your family structure. Those in relationship structures that go beyond the ‘nuclear family’ sometimes need a therapist who is open and knowledgeable enough to understand that relationship’s complex dynamics. My office is a safe place to talk about the joys and challenges of your unique relationships, and I work to stay current with developments in issues within these communities.
Caregivers of those with special needs
I use my personal experience as a caregiver of someone with special needs to support my clients, and I know how hard it is for caregivers to reach out for support. I offer flexible schedules to meet the needs of my busy clients, and hope to pack our sessions with enough ‘value’ to justify your time. Your work is important!
my office is a safe place for all people.
In addition to my specialties,
It has been my privilege to work with people struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, co-occurring disorders (addiction and mental health concerns), people who are ‘re-starting’ their lives after great change or tragedy, and people who face daily hardships due to income inequality, racism, homophobia, physical or mental illness, or other societal or personal difficulties.
I am a Mental Health Counselor because I believe in the power of Counseling!