Therapy for Relationships
Our feelings about ourselves, our past experiences, stress, grief, and trauma are all major factors in how we are able to show up in our relationships. When we consider that the people we are interacting with are just as complex, it makes sense that things don't always go smoothly or as planned.
If you are tired of having the same arguments with others, thinking the same negative thoughts about yourself, or having the same boundaries be broken by yourself or others- you're ready to do this work.
How I can help:
I deeply honor and respect your experiences and connections. It is not my role to advise or persuade you, but to help you work through difficult situations and determine the best next steps for you. I empower clients to:
Identify wants/ needs and explore how those are being met
Recognize unhelpful thinking styles or beliefs that may no longer be serving them through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Set healthy boundaries
Explore how factors such as attachment styles and love languages impact their presence in relationships
My practice is sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ welcoming, and gender-affirming.
Therapy for Trauma
If you've experienced trauma in the past, it may feel very scary and unsafe to get close to other people. It's not uncommon to feel more comfortable keeping people at a distance, even though you want to feel cared for. It's also not uncommon to feel negatively about yourself, experience guilt, or have feelings of shame.
As a shame-informed therapist, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and Integrative Somatic Parts therapist- I'm uniquely equipped to help you heal your relationship with yourself and regain control over the part of your brain making you feel on-alert, anxious, and stuck. We will explore the stress-response that you are experiencing and discuss if you may be dealing with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We will also acknowledge where this distress is being held in your body and increase awareness of patterns, habits, or stories that are both helpful and harmful towards your healing. You are worthy, you are enough, and you don't have to navigate this alone.
Click here to read more about my work with self-esteem.