Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon and an alum of Lewis and Clark College. There I began the work of actively recognizing and dismantling white supremacy in myself and bringing anti-oppression into my therapeutic work.
As a systemic therapist I approach the work of therapy as that of exploring how the unique constellation of relationships throughout your life has shaped how you think about yourself, how you relate to others, and how you view your struggles. In addition to family and social relationships, together we will discuss how race, class, gender, and other identities have impacted your sense of self.
With my knowledge of the impact of trauma on the nervous system I can help you better understand what happens in your body when you experience stress and how you can use your body find a sense of safety. I specialize in working with gender and sexual identity exploration, healing from historical trauma, and unconventional relationship agreements such as polyamory and kink.
When effective, therapy is hard and emotional work. I will bring fierce compassion and plenty of humor to support you through the often difficult journey of self and relationship exploration