At the core of my practice is self-compassion. I work from an Attachment perspective in both couples, children, and individuals. Inherent to the theory of Attachment science is that we are social beings shaped and informed by our relationships, built with an inherent need for connection with others. Some of the techniques I may use are Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems, two frameworks that help conceptualize and externalize what we experience on the inside. I also incorporate elements of mindfulness, EMDR, and CBT.
My style is highly collaborative. I work with your unique problems, strengths and sensibilities to create an allied therapy experience. As a therapist I am very creative and open while grounded in the latest research and best practice. With couples, my framework is informed by the John Gottman Method and Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. My special areas of interest/experience are trauma and marginalized populations including LGBTQIA, victims of domestic violence, migrants, or differently abled folks with physical or mental health struggles. I strive to create a safe and culturally sensitive space for persons of any color, sexuality, identity, gender or legal status.
I am a licensed social worker (LMSW) with a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelors degree from the University of Arizona in Creative Writing.