I work with families or partners looking for a therapist who “gets it.” Queer, poly, kinky, and non-traditional folks welcome! I hold our therapeutic relationship with deep respect and care, making room for your story and your experiences without judgment. You are not too intense, too much, too sensitive, too “out there.” The whole of you is welcome with me.
I take your experiences of marginalization, your upbringing, and your identities seriously and come from a social justice , anti-racist, trauma-informed lens informed by my clinical training at Pacific Center for Human Growth, the oldest LGBTQ+ center in the Bay Area. I integrate attachment theory informed by my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. My job is to collaborate with you, uncovering your own personal toolkit and strategies to help you grow in your relationships. We will identify what your wants, needs, and fears are and how to communicate that and connect to your partner. We will find ways to identify and rework patterns you find yourself stuck in. We will discover how to exist as a differentiated person while living interdependently with your partner(s), family, and community. I will be there with you to support, and most importantly to me, hold your story as precious and listen with a non-judgmental, affirming ear as we build trust and safety.