"A survival situation brings out the true, underlying personality. Our survival kit is inside us." - Laurence Gonzales
Within each of us beats a courageous heart that longs for connection and growth. Sometimes life tests that courage, and we find ourselves overwhelmed, lost, and unsure. Therapy is a supportive and nonjudgmental space to be heard and to reconnect with our own innate resilience.
I work collaboratively with my clients, tailoring my therapeutic approach to your unique strengths and challenges. I use a variety of therapy approaches including IFS (internal family systems), narrative therapy, and systems therapy. I am trained in Brainspotting, a trauma-informed, brain-based therapy that addresses mental blocks and trauma through focused visual processing. I work with folks 18+ through phase of life transitions, early parenting, childhood trauma, inner child work, stress, anxiety, and depression.
I have also worked extensively with reproductive mental health, supporting folks through pregnancy or birth loss, termination, birth trauma, fertility challenges, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, and I am kink and poly friendly.
I've lived in Madison over twelve years and love hiking, gardening, and spinning my own yarn. My family can usually be found playing MarioKart together or any other Nintendo title. We also love spending time with our two rescue dogs, Samus and Appa.