I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 91860). I am also a mom, a wife, a friend, and human. You are not alone. As a parent, I understand that we sometimes need extra support to get through those difficult seasons of life. We carry our experiences with us-in our body, mind, and relationships. Adjusting to parenthood, caring for a child, and balancing roles as a parent can be especially challenging when parents have experienced trauma. When parents work on their own mental health, they are in a better space to support their child's growth and development. It takes courage and self-compassion to reach out for help. I believe in giving ourselves grace as we learn and face difficult seasons of life. I support parents who want to find more acceptance, grace, and freedom in who they are.
I value authenticity in relationships and believe that therapy is most successful when we are ourselves. So who am I? I am a recovering perfectionist, tea-drinking, chocolate-eating, Disney and musical-loving parent. I have far too many plants AND coffee mugs. One of those mugs says "BALANCE" which I use when I feel the pull of parenting and work and everything in between. I get it. Parenting is hard. Even though I can relate to the parent role, you are the expert of your life story. If you're carrying the weight of your story, I can provide an empathetic setting that allows you to share your story and practice ways to cope and heal. I would be honored to join you during this season of life.
Therapy is a partnership: I rely on you to be open about what you're expecting for sessions so that therapy is intentional. Part of being intention is integrating evidence-based practices into sessions in order to address your specific goals for therapy.
Therapy is based on relationship: I aim to create a safe and predictable space for you to express your feelings, reflect, and celebrate growth.
Therapy is a combination of action and reflection: Sometimes in sessions we will set goals, make plans, and practice skills, while other times we will sit with feelings and reflect on the deeper issues that need attention. I believe we need both in order to grow and learn and I invite you into this process.