We all believe stories about our lives. I support youth, families, and adults in examining the stories we tell ourselves, exploring where those stories are coming from, and co-creating powerful new stories of healing and hope. I am curious, creative, compassionate, and knowledgeable, and I consider it an honor to hear your story.
I practice as a part of a counseling community called Second Growth Counseling. Learn More About Second Growth
Being a preteen or teen is tough, and youth today seem to be facing more challenges and decisions than ever. Often, youth simply need a space free of judgment to explore who they are and where they're going.
Sometimes you need a neutral person to support your family through big changes, disagreements, and struggles to connect. Let's figure out your family's common goals and how to work together towards them.
Nonstop worry. Deep sadness that won't let up. Big life changes. Work stress and burn-out. Family problems. My hope is to create a space where you feel safe, heard, and respected as we explore what's going on for you.
Our cozy and bright office is located right above a coffee shop.
(I recommend the pie.)
A few big names: Dr. Daniel Siegel and Dr. Karyn Purvis have both influenced my approach to parenting. Dr. Siegel writes about neuroscience and attachment, and Dr. Purvis has a lot of good material around parenting children with difficult histories and behavioral problems.
Helping professionals, folks exposed to daily trauma, overwhelmed parents- in a culture that values production and exhaustion, sometimes your well-being gets left behind. The Trauma Stewardship Institute has some great resources on caring for yourself while caring for others.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is my go-to guy when it comes to trauma research and treatment. His book "The Body Keeps the Score" explores how trauma is experienced in our bodies, and also considers the incredible power of relationships to both hurt and heal.