MY FOCUS

Gender-affirming therapy for children, teens/adolescents, young adults, and their families. Specialty focus on multicultural concerns, gender identity concerns, depression, anxiety, (racial) trauma, and life transitions. I practice various evidenced-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). However, I practice from an integrated approach combining years of training in attachment, psychodynamic, and systems theories and current literature and research.

HOW LONG WILL THERAPY TAKE?

It depends on why you are coming to therapy and your treatment goals. I offer practical, solutions-focused, evidence-based interventions, and my ultimate goal is for each of my clients to take what they have learned in therapy and to empower them to “fly” on their own.

However, for lasting change to happen, you will have to be open to change and discomfort. Because often in the beautiful but complex and intricate journey of therapy, things may appear to get worse before they get better. I like to compare it to opening several cans of worms that you have kept hidden and locked away for a long time. It is indeed scary to look at ourselves squarely in the eye. However, I wholeheartedly believe in the power of change and believe this happened when the “day came that the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin