What I Offer

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Relationship therapy for couples and multi-partnered relationships

  • Clinical Evaluations

I offer sessions using a variety of formats: Remotely using phone or video platforms, outdoors where we meet outside or stroll through the neighborhood, or in person (when I return to the office).

In sessions, we may use EMDR, Brainspotting, creative arts, talking, and movement. I start with a foundation of talk therapy and holding space, and add in those outlets and potentially others as we explore the best ways for us to work together.

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  • Anxiety

  • "Big" Reactions to "Small" problems

  • Capturing Momentum

  • Challenges with Sex and Sexual function

  • Complex Trauma, PTSD, Intergenerational trauma

  • Creating Coping Strategies and accessing your own strategies and care

  • Depression

  • Dissociation

  • Eating Disorders and Body Image

  • Identifying and Asserting Boundaries

  • Integrating and re-integrating into your life, relationships, and community

  • Life Transitions

  • Managing Substance Use

  • Overwhelm

  • Physical Ability and Disability

  • Relationships and Intimacy

  • Sadness and Hopelessness

  • Self Esteem and Empowerment

  • Self Harm

  • Sleep Difficulties

Expressing and supporting identities:

  • Approaching and moving through White privilege and fragility

  • BDSM and Kink

  • BI&POC and mixed folk

  • Gender journeys

  • Identifying and expressing creative outlets

  • Justice, allies and co-conspirators, feminism, and activism

  • LGBTQ+

  • Non-monogamy, polyamory, and open relationships of all kinds

  • Sex Workers

  • Sub-culture identity exploration and expression

Some Areas of Focus:

 

Therapy

Couples and Multi-partnered Relationships

Relationships of all styles and structures are welcome. Monogamous, Non-monogamous, polyamorous, hierarchical, anarchist, triads, polycules, D/s, Mommy/girl and Daddy/boy, Alpha/pup, emotional connections, intimate connections, and on and on. All relationships can have strengths and challenges, and we can use therapy to address the needs of your unique relationship.

 

In therapy with couples and relationships, I believe in supporting every person involved, as well as the relationship itself. I strive to assist you in acknowledging and addressing daily challenges, big decision making, ongoing hurts, resolving stresses that build up over time, and moving forward to expand communication, connection, intimacy, and partnership. Relationships shift and change over time, and in our work we can acknowledge how a relationship shows up and how everybody shows up in it. We will work towards engaging with both you and others in whatever ways the relationship is or isn't working.

Clinical Evaluations

I offer assessments and documentation for a variety of situations:

Individuals

Healing and growth are very individual processes, and I will work with you to identify and apply techniques with a flexible approach that best includes you and your history, communities, situation, style, and needs.

 

I use a  collaborative approach to ensure that you are an active part of your therapeutic experience. I draw from a variety of theories, including supportive, holistic, practical, somatic processing, trauma-aware, and relational practices. In therapy we can work together as you identify and embrace both your strengths and challenges and move towards getting to where you want to go in all aspects of life.

An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is a companion animal that provides therapeutic benefit to people that have a diagnosable mental health condition. They do not require special training like service dogs, but are expected to be trained like any animal companion. To designate an animal as an ESA, you need a letter from a mental health professional. An ESA certification then offers specific specific legal rights, including housing and transit.

I believe that animals can be a wonderful addition to our lives. Sometimes, connection with an animal can directly impact and support mental health needs and a support animal can be a part of an active care plan. I have training and experience in the process of evaluation, documentation, and navigating the world with a companion animal. I can provide assessment and documentation to determine if you qualify for having an ESA.

What this involves:

I offer 1 hour, single session evaluations unless specific complexity arises that we choose to address further. We meet, I will write up any relevant information, and if I conclude that you meet the requirements for having an ESA I will provide you with documentation one month after our assessment. During this period you can check in to provide updates if you experience any changes.

The system for immigration in the United States can be complex, and challenging. I provide evaluations and documentation in a variety of contexts to support people working on immigration status (Asylum, VAWA, cancellation of removal,etc.) . I have been trained by HealthRight 360 and have provided numerous evaluations for more than a decade in a variety of contexts.

What this involves:

I typically schedule a 2  hour evaluation either all at once or over two meetings. We meet, I will write up any relevant information, and provide you or your legal team with documentation. I will coordinate with your legal team if you have one, and I am available for testimony for court proceedings if that is needed for your process. I am also happy to work with interpreters, and can sometimes provide one if we need one depending on our language needs.

Many systems (insurance, medical) require or request documentation from a psychologist as you embark on you gender journey. This documentation can involve letters assessing readiness, or completing insurance or program paperwork for a variety of medical procedures (FFS, top and bottom surgeries, etc.). I embrace informed consent models for gender affirmation procedures, and can provide assessments and letters that adhere to WPATH guidelines and include any specific insurance or other system requirements.

What this involves:

I offer 1 hour, single session evaluations unless specific complexity arises that we choose to address further. We meet, I will write up any relevant information, and provide you with documentation. If you need addendums or date-updates in the future, those are included in the process.

Emotional Support Animal Assessments

Immigration and Asylum Seekers

Gender Affirmation Documentation