I have worked with a broad range of clients in terms of background and experiences. Pain is the common denominator. You are hurting. You may feel angry. You may feel scared. You may feel anxious. You may feel numb. You want to be seen / heard / respected/loved for the person you truly are—and perhaps fear you may not be. You may feel stuck.
I have many years of experience working with distressed couples and individuals across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity. I am poly and kink friendly.
I have engaged intensely with formerly incarcerated clients and at risk youth in both a therapeutic and support capacity. I have a deep understanding of the impact of incarceration on individuals and families, and the often invisible challenges of reentry.
I have worked with long term unemployed individuals, those facing unemployment, clients whose skills have become outdated; clients with histories of addictions or sudden changes in life circumstances, including relationship crises, divorce or death of partner or family member.
I will work with you to see and hear your voice, to help you to get unstuck, to facilitate your ability to utilize your own best strengths to illuminate and follow your own path.
I work from an attachment / psychodynamic / humanistic perspective, which means looking at relationships and connecting to your experiences of met and unmet needs.
I call on my activist experience to connect painful experiences to the consequences of oppressive systems on ourselves and on people in our lives. Where there is anger, I will help you mobilize that anger into positive energy. I will assist you in uncovering and healing what is behind the anger. Where there is sadness, I will walk through it with you. Where there is gladness—I will help you to cherish and sustain it.
The Big Question: Is it possible to change?
As a therapist and activist who has been committed to social justice and healing all my adult life—the answer to this question is—YES.