A Feminist Therapist
Being a feminist therapist does not mean I don't see men or that I don't hold women accountable in hetero couples sessions. My feminist lens means I am mindful of the ways power influences relationships. Societal expectations, gender roles, racial differences, and our family of origin all play vital roles in determining how we manage conflict, how much worth we give ourselves, whether we communicate assertively or not, and how we make decisions in our relationships. It also makes me aware of my own privilege in the therapy room, and how that impacts the dynamic between therapist and client. Feminist therapy makes my approach dynamic because in the case of therapy, one size does not fit all.
Qualifications & Research
I graduated with honors in Philosophy and Family Studies, preparing me to ask and think critically about the big questions in life and family. I graduated with my Masters from Adler Graduate School when I finally decided to listen to my heart. I used to think I would become a lawyer, or perhaps a dolphin trainer, but when it comes down to it, I just really love love.
I hold a masters and LAMFT, am Prepare/Enrich certified, have my maternal mental health certificate, am a Gottman Seven Principles Leader and Bringing Baby Home Educator, hold a certificate in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, and have a background in eating disorders. I am not only passionate about love, but am qualified to work with you on strengthening your relationship with yourself & your people.
I am continually seeking classes and the latest research to ensure that my approach is based in the latest research, and to continually improve myself as a therapist so I can be the best version of myself for the folx I serve. I am currently completing a course to become a certified grief counselor, am nearly finished with my certification to become an Emotionally Focused Therapist, am training to better serve LBGTQIA+ populations, and am looking forward to starting my journey to become a Terry Real Relational Life Therapist.