Call Us: 708.848.0491
Call Us: 708.848.0491
It is a human need to feel that our authentic self is heard, seen, understood, and connected.
You are the expert of your own life and it is an honor to be able to walk alongside you for any period of time I am invited in. It takes courage to seek support, ask for help, and explore change. Together, we will walk towards your goals as teammates in creating space for who you are and clearing the way for who you want to be.
Our journey to know, love, and accept all the parts of ourselves is lifelong — especially when the only constant is change. It is one of the bravest, scariest, hardest, and most joyful and freeing gifts we can give ourselves. Every part of you is worthy of love and has worked hard to protect you, including the parts about which you may feel the most afraid or ashamed. I believe in a strengths-based approach of unconditional positive regard, both for ourselves and each other. It is being in a healthy relationship with oneself that allows space to be in healthy relationships with others. It is the complexity of these relationships—with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us—that makes life so meaningful.
In a culture defined by complex intersectional systems of oppression and trauma, I strive to provide a safe space for all folks. I believe in honoring one’s authentic self and living fully and joyfully in that truth. I am excited to co-create a space together that feels right for you.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. My professional experience has taken me from working with children and families in the markets of Quito, Ecuador, to an after school and community service organization in St. Louis, MO working with Black and Latinx youth and teens immediately after the murder of Michael Brown, to serving children, teens, and families surviving child abuse and neglect as a Child Protection Social Worker in Madison, WI. I have worked with people across countries, states, languages, cultures, races, faiths, intersecting identities and systems of oppression, gender identities, and varied life experiences. My approach includes a focus on self esteem, attachment style, boundaries, issues faced by LGBTQ+ individuals, relationships (both monogamous and non-monogamous), issues faced by young/emerging adults, and trauma. In my free time, I am an avid reader, exerciser, and creative. I love hot takes on pop culture, building a fire on a cool evening, making themed playlists, and long, languid conversations with loved ones.
Specialties and Clinical Interests Include:
• Antiracist Practice
• Addiction & Substance Abuse
• Anxiety & Depression
• Attachment Theory & Style
• Boundary Setting & Maintenance
• Cancer & Chronic Illness
• Family of Origin/Childhood Trauma
• Generalized Anxiety
• Grief and Loss
• Harm Reduction
• Identity Exploration
• LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Practice
• Life Transitions
• Relationship Issues
• Sexuality & Kink
• Stress Management
• Teenagers & Emerging Adults
• Trauma & PTSD
• Women's Issues
“The best way to find out how people feel about their gender or their sexuality — or anything else, really— is to listen to what they tell you, and to treat them accordingly, without shellacking over their version of reality with yours.” —Maggie Nelson