I am a queer, cisgender femme, neurodiverse (heeey ADHD friends) therapist who specializes in supporting queer Millennials experiencing anxiety, “late bloomers,” and folks looking to learn more about themselves and their identities. I believe that therapy is a sacred space for clients to talk about whatever they need (y’all, there’s no such thing as TMI in therapy, I promise!) and it’s an honor for me to hold space for that. I do my best to meet clients where they’re at, listening with an open mind and heart, and always leading with curiosity, compassion, and a nonjudgmental attitude. I trust my clients and know they know what’s best for them, sometimes we just have to weed out old messaging to let their true selves shine through.
My approach is rooted in specific types of evidence-based theories through a queer, social liberation lens – I treat every client as a distinct individual, and how they define themselves is unique to them. I ask for clarity when needed, and I also do the work to make sure my clients aren’t educating me. I find reading nonfiction and memoirs to be useful in my work, as well as seeking specialized trainings from organizations promoting health equity for queer people. I am an EMDR therapist and belong to the EMDR Institute of America, am a member of the New England Gender Specialists community, and appreciate occasional peer supervision with fellow queer providers. I have worked in various fields of mental health including inpatient units, dual-diagnosis units, a behavioral health insurance company, and within higher education, which is where I spent the majority of my career before launching my private practice.