Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, I am not offering in-person therapy services and currently only offering teletherapy services. I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy for Individuals, as well as Couples Counseling and Group Therapy.
What is “Psychotherapy for Loveable Weirdos?”
A “lovable weirdo” is someone who might feel out of place or doesn’t always feel like they belong. Maybe they’re the “black sheep” in their family. They might identify as an Introvert or think of themselves as a creative or artistic person. They might have been diagnosed with ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Regardless, they find themselves longing to connect more with others and to feel more confident as their authentic self.
I provide psychotherapy that is long-term and process-oriented. That means that we take our time to explore who you are. Working this way often alleviates some of the pressure and anxiety that “lovable weirdos” feel in other kinds of settings. This is because we start out with the foundation that there is already a lot about you that is strong and worth building on. Yes, we will look at your history. However, we begin in the here-and-now and work to understand how your past influences your present. Through our developing relationship, we pay attention to the dynamics that contribute to your way of being.
The basis for the work I do is psychodynamic theory. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is used to address a variety of mental health issues. Some of these issues may include: anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, marriage problems and relationship issues, communication, suicidal ideation, existential problems, low self-esteem, and anger problems. This kind of psychotherapy is useful for people who struggle to feel and express their emotions, as well as for people who struggle to be vulnerable with others.
I provide LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, as well as affirmative, anti-racist therapy for Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color. Inclusive therapy decenters white, heterosexual, ableist, and cisgender perspectives while centering your individual experience and the intersection of all of your identities. This approach works well for all people because it takes into account the social, cultural, and economic forces that influence individual development.