People seek therapy for many different reasons; we all struggle & go through periods of hardship where we turn to others to be there with us, or maybe we want to explore and understand ourselves and our relationships more deeply in the presence of a therapist.
While my specialties listed below are areas of focus, the descriptions following are not exhaustive to the work that falls under each. Through my years of practice I have witnessed how complex we are & what someone comes to therapy with is linked to the whole person & their life experiences. Therefore, I also work concurrently with other presenting issues that are listed below. Please reach out if you have any questions!
Relationships & Intimacy: patterns, conflict, crises & transitions (romantic, friends, family, children, work); diverse relationship models (polyamory, open relationships, conscious monogamy, etc.); divorce & separation; communication; fear of closeness and/or commitment; trust; power.
Sexuality & Sex Therapy: sexual desire & arousal, orgasm, sensuality, eroticism; quality & quantity; shame; connection & disconnection to the body; painful intercourse; addiction; fetishes, kinks & BDSM; paraphilias; partners with different &/or conflicting interests, desires or frequencies. Reclaiming & empowerment.
Gender & Sexual Identity: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans & queer (LGBTQ+); non-binary, gender-queer; those questioning & exploring; pansexuality; and all others under the umbrella.
Trauma: relational trauma; attachment trauma; physical & sexual assault, interpersonal/domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse; oppression.
Greif & Bereavement: death, loss; infertility, miscarriage, parental alienation; divorce & relationship endings; life transitions, change; diagnosis, chronic illness; shedding of ‘old selves’.
Concurrent experiences: A place to be with all those feelings, thoughts and sensations you are experiencing; anxiety, depression, anger, shame, sadness, unhappiness, numbness; loneliness; low self-esteem & self-confidence; struggles with body image; stress; substance use & addictions.
Therapy is a powerful tool to integrate & make sense of past & current experiences. Being witnessed, supported & understood by another facilitates lasting healing, change & growth.