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Therapeutic Practice

As a therapist, I operate from the lens that therapy is 'liberatory practice' that increases our capacity to care for ourselves and as needed, those around us. It can be quite the task to support others when we do not feel fully supported. Therapy can be an important tool for cultivating growth, transformation, and the iterative practice of healing. 


Being human requires us to be in relationship with a complex web of emotions. We are in constant communication with our own inner world of thoughts, feelings, and needs. At the same time, we are navigating external relationships within our family systems, workplaces, social circles, communities and neighborhoods. Or perhaps we do not feel connected to any of these, and what does it mean to be in relationship to that sense of reality? 

Therapy can be a place to help us rediscover our dignity and sense of aliveness. My commitment is to support clients to build toolkits and skillsets of care as they meet uncertainty, doubt, grief, distress, trauma, shame, and so forth. How can we meet these feelings and experiences in a way that leads us back to wellness? To do so, we will use a strengths-based approach that recognizes and builds on the wisdom and insight that clients have already. 

Common + Lesser Known Reasons for Seeking Therapeutic Support:

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral addiction

  • Chemical dependence

  • Couple's counseling

  • Depression

  • Grief and loss

  • Identifying self-care needs and tools

  • Interpersonal relationship challenges

  • Managing life transitions

  • Navigating leadership responsibilities

  • Navigating mood changes that feel unmanageable

  • Navigating systems of oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc)

  • Racial/ ethnic/ cultural identity negotiation

  • Self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE)
  • Shifts in spiritual or religious beliefs

  • Themes of self-harm 

  • Trauma (e.g., acute, familial, intergenerational, PTSD, PTSS, state violence-induced, etc)

Expectations

Clients can expect to meet for a 60 minute session. During this time, we will establish therapeutic goals that guide each session. For individuals and couples, we will identify practices and strategies that support client needs outside of session. I work with clients to establish a frequency of sessions that fit the client's budget and personal schedule.

Payment

I accept the following insurance: BlueCross BlueShield and BlueCross Complete. I also offer sliding scale rates for out-of-network clients and clients without insurance. Sliding scale rates are established by Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC, policy. Please contact me for more information.