Recovery from Chemical Dependency
Healthy Sexuality and Relationships
Effective Coping Strategies
A trusting therapeutic relationship is the beginning of positive change. With time and effort, you can begin to look at concerns and feelings like shame, loneliness, anger, fear, and sadness that may have brought you to therapy in the first place. The theories I use to guide my practice are cognitive behavioral theory and attachment theory. Awareness of thoughts and feelings makes positive behavioral changes possible. Developing a trusting therapeutic relationship leads to opportunities to grow while strengthening your relationships and your sense of self. I look forward to beginning this exciting and fulfilling work with you!
My goal is to help you tap into positive coping and communication skills you already have until they feel more natural. I provide psychoeducation on chemical dependency, sexuality and relationships, & mood disorders. My philosophy is sex-positive, the belief that sexuality is to be affirmed and free of judgment. Much of my work has been with the LGBTQ community and I welcome people from all walks of life in all stages of life into a therapeutic relationship.