My work is about hearing and holding stories, guiding others towards a deeper connection with their unique experiences and the meaning attached to them. As we tell our stories, the meaning can change, and in turn, we may change our experience.
Integrating intuition and evidence-based practices, I see my role as a mirror and guide, helping you to identify patterns and stories that might limit experiences of deep self-worth, authentic expression, healthy relating, and overall wellness. I understand that not all stories are easy to tell, and I take great care to create a therapeutic space of safety and radical acceptance so that at your own pace, we can work to transform your challenges. Trained in a psychotherapeutic approach, I frequently draw from experience in dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness practices, and attachment theory. Prior to my clinical work, I served in the behavioral health field as a case manager for both children and adults. I am also trained in energetic herbalism and am informed by decolonial theories. Although I cannot bring herbs into a therapy session, my training assists me in holding space, staying grounded, and seeing you clearly. I am honored to have supported clients who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, neurodivergence, gender dysphoria, disordered eating, mood and personality disorders, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.
With a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and a Master of Social Work from Smith College, I see each client existing within a complex system—their challenges often having roots in systemic issues of oppression, exploitation, or ancestral and cultural trauma. My hope is that our work leaves you feeling empowered to process experiences that can often feel out of your control. Acknowledging the complexities in each unique experience also means acknowledging the many resources available in our lives and communities to support positive change, so if you choose to work with me, get ready to dive deep and get creative about your healing journey. I look forward to supporting you.
“We are all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass
I can accept the following insurances: Anthem/BCBS, Community Health Options, MaineHealth (Aetna plans), Cigna/Evernorth and Martins Point Us Family Plan.
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