I believe that deep down we all make sense, and that while life can feel overwhelming and our problems too great to solve, real change is possible.
My approach to therapy integrates strength-based modalities that are tailored to the unique needs of each client. Together we will identify your untapped sources of courage and resilience to break through doubt, shame and fear. With care and curiosity, we will explore and begin to heal the often hidden wounds inflicted by our experiences, families and society.
This process is especially important in our community, where the corrosive effects of internalized and familial homophobia, biphobia and transphobia frequently result in lifelong struggles with sexual shame, feelings of being “the outsider,” and perfectionism in all its forms.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent 20 years in a high pressure creative position in the corporate world. I have firsthand knowledge of the difficulty of navigating toxic work environments while still having time and energy left for ourselves and our relationships.
Born and raised in NYC, I received my BA in Spanish Area Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. I earned my MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles with a specialization in LGBT Affirmative Therapy. I have additional training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) for clients who are struggling with substance use and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). My work with couples blends elements from my post graduate training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Collaborative Couple Therapy.
I am passionate about creating an environment of safety and security, where clients are able to feel supported and understood. Working together, we can change old patterns of feeling and thinking that are no longer working and empower your authentic self. I invite you to enlist me as a caring and committed ally in your process of healing and transformation. Hablo Español.