I am honored to work with people of all identities who struggle with eating disorders, negative body image, compulsive behaviors, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.
My style integrates principles and practices of cognitive-behavioral techniques, psychodynamic theory, self-psychology, mindfulness, transpersonal psychology, and interpersonal work. I support my clients in the development of self-compassion, and in releasing the unnecessary. The feedback I receive from clients is that my style is relatable, warm, compassionate, and authentic.
I am sex positive, queer positive, fat positive and radically inclusive in my approach.
FOOD, EATING, & BODY STRUGGLES
I am a Health-At-Every-Size, Anti-Diet, Body Liberation focused practitioner. My approach for treating disordered eating or body hatred includes the macro view by bringing into the clinical setting the truth about our society's oppression and marginalization of large bodies.
I do not encourage intentional weight loss. In fact, I do not focus on a client's weight or body shape in any way. I trust in the wisdom of my clients' bodies, even when they do not.
My intention with each client is to aid them in finding peace, freedom, and sanity around food, eating and body shape.
I enjoy very much working with couples who have either hit a rough patch or need to work through an ancient pattern that has come to a head. I've had training in IMAGO therapy and spiritual communication which can be revolutionary for a couple that's been together for decades or just a short time.
I got my supervision hours working at an outpatient clinic treating addictions in adults for three years after receiving my masters degree. I also have decades of experience in the 12 Steps community and feel very confident in working with addictions.
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION TREATMENT
My eclectic style has been effective when working with clients, individually or in groups, who struggle with anxiety and depression. I can assign homework, be very cognitive and clinical in my approach. Or we can swing into more of a relational style, working in the more subtle and emotional realms.
STRESS & TRAUMA
I practice trauma-informed psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards the past. It is essential to keep in mind that trauma therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: it is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment. But in the end, taking small steps to and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
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