We can’t change the world alone.
Practicing in VA
MS in Professional Counseling from Carlow University
BA in Multimedia Communications from Concordia University Wisconsin
Counseling Representative for Maryland Counselors for Social Justice
I want to empower you to tell (and maybe re-tell) your own story in life. Too often, we find ourselves stuck in other people’s narratives about who we are, and our own voice gets lost. Through creative conversations, a process of self-discovery, and a strong therapeutic relationship, I can help you take back your story.
I am a queer, trans counselor with a sex-positive, justice-oriented approach that lets me better understand the many identities of my clients. I’ve worked with populations from a wide range of backgrounds, and my practice is inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, family structures, and life circumstances. I believe that my role is to give you the agency, understanding, and tools to make informed decisions about your own mental health and wellness, not to impose my ideas about what’s best for you.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in media and communications, where I saw firsthand the power of art and storytelling to affect and heal the human spirit. That background informs my counseling work, and I will seek out the stories that have comforted and inspired you throughout your life as part of my work with you. (We may work with archetypes, review important media in your life, or use actual writing during or in between our sessions.)
I see clients ages 12 and up for a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, trauma in both the past and present, and issues around sexual or gender identity. However, therapy isn’t just for times of crisis. You may choose to come to me simply to get clarity about your path in life, to process life’s everyday stresses or dilemmas, to work through obstacles that keep you from the life you want, or to unpack the stories you’ve been told by others about who you are.
It’s also an option to see me in joint sessions with your partner(s). Get in touch with me and let’s talk about how working with me can help you discover the story you want your life to tell.