I believe that an essential part of therapy harnesses our capacity for meaning making, as we work to untangle the past and move into the future with clarity and purpose. Therapy can feel both scary and exciting, and I will provide a safe space to become curious towards your experiences and relationships, and how they may have shaped your narrative. I strive above all to be a trauma informed therapist. The patterns that challenge us are often ones we developed from having to survive difficult or traumatic experiences. I believe that healing exists at the intersection of acceptance and change, and that multiple truths can exist at the same time without having to be contradictory. We all contain multitudes, and I’m here to honor every part of you that makes you who you are. I view you as the expert on your own identities and experiences, and my role as a therapist is to bear witness to your experiences and empower you on your journey towards a satisfying and meaningful life.
I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach and am collaborative in exploring what will work best for each unique client. I find myself using a mix of directive modalities (like DBT, ACT, and Motivational Interviewing) along with more relational, process-oriented forms of therapy. I will provide a non-judgmental, encouraging environment that both holds space for who you are and where you are, while walking with you to where you want to go.
Why I’m a therapist:
My passion for perinatal mental health has developed from my lived experience as a mother of three daughters, the first of whom was stillborn. My daughter’s life and death changed me profoundly, and I am so grateful to the therapists that bore witness to my suffering. It is my sincere hope that I will be able to do the same for my own clients. I believe that resilience is reflected through committed action and growth, making meaning of our difficult experiences, and carrying our losses forward with us.
Education & Training:
I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. I have also received specialized training in third wave behavioral modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and the unified protocol (UP).