In you, there is both the raging warrior who fights with unbreakable honor, and the healer who brings together those things torn apart. – Rumi
Everything you need to heal is already inside of you.
I am a strengths-focused, trauma-informed therapist. I believe that you are the expert on your own identities and experiences. My job as a therapist is to walk alongside you as you gain the skills you need to change your own life. My office is a judgment-free zone for us to grow, process, learn, and even laugh together.
I take a nurturing, loving approach. At the same time, I will most likely challenge you. I’m a firm believer in dialectical thinking, or the understanding that there is no absolute truth and that everything can be seen from multiple perspectives. I will challenge you to show yourself compassion and spend time in the “gray.”
We all contain multitudes. My identities as a queer woman, a birth doula, and a trauma survivor are reflected in my approach to therapy. I have experience working with survivors of complex trauma, eating disorders, and community violence. My specialty is in working with sex workers and LGBTQIA+ folks. Healing cannot take place unless we acknowledge the impact that intersectional systems of oppression have on our concepts of self and our relationships.
Fun fact: In my free time I enjoy running marathons, reading fiction, and cooking for others.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2022
University of Chicago, 2022
Northwestern University, 2018
Association of Contextual Behavioral Science
Trauma Informed Care Certification
The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, 2022
Contextual Behavioral Practices Program of Study
The University of Chicago, 2021-2022
Doulas of North America (DONA), 2018