Things to know about me: I am a white, queer, polyamorous, agender Woman. I am an anti-Zionist Jew, I believe in abolition, and I believe in decolonizing therapy as a daily practice. I have multiple invisible illnesses, am a survivor of trauma, and deeply, deeply love what I do. If your values, identities, desires, and/or lived experiences line up with my own, let’s talk, and see what a therapeutic relationship between us could look like.
To engage in therapy is to engage in a relationship that takes trust, safety, and collaboration. My goal as a therapist is to allow our relationship to become the conduit through which change may occur. My office can be a place to unload, connect, process, or simply be – it is such a gift to bear witness to the courage it takes to do so. I strive to be affirmative, empathic, and non-judgmental, with a style that is directive, empowering, and validating. I bring humor and authenticity to my work, holding a space where all of our parts of “Self” can come together in the present moment to make sense of life’s circumstances. My approach integrates various models of therapy to best fit your needs, honoring inner-strengths, therapeutic goals, and intersecting identities.
I hold the belief that we are all doing the best we can; the relationships, systems, and experiences we encounter yield ingrained patterns, beliefs, and vulnerabilities that are integrated into our senses of “Self” and overall ways of being. Each facet of our narrative comes together to place us right here, right now – exactly where we are meant to be. This place, however, may not be one that we would actually choose for ourselves. With intention, mindfulness, and curiosity, we can begin to better understand these facets collaboratively, weaving them together by choice, and, finally, you can claim this narrative as your own.
This is not easy work, though the rewards can be plentiful. Being in therapy with me is being in authentic relationship with me, and it would be my privilege to step into such a connection with you.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation + American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (IDFPR + AAMFT), 2019
MS Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT)
The Family Institute at Northwestern University, 2016
BA Photojournalism (BAJ)
Indiana University Bloomington, 2014
Reiki I and II Practitioner
Holy Fire II + Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective, 2020
60-Hour Certified Rape Crisis Counselor and Medical Advocate
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) + Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates), 2018