I aim to garden healing so that my clients can more vibrantly and intentionally shape change as their truest selves. I’m genderqueer, transmasculine, queer, and enjoy working with clients across the gender and sexuality spectrum, including trans, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, LGB and pansexual-identified individuals, and individuals in diverse relationship structures including polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. I’m kink/BDSM-affirming, sex and body-positive. I’ve worked w/artists, professionals, organizers/activists, students, and disabled individuals and couples. I am trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
My specialties include gender-affirming care, supporting individuals dealing with traumatic stress (including cultural trauma), PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, depression, and anxiety. I practice from an ecology and somatic-informed relational and feminist perspective, integrating skills when desired from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am guided by curiosity and nonjudgmental compassion. I hope to partner with clients in co-creating a space where we feel safe to breathe, explore, question, and heal. I enjoy journeying with clients through life changes and transformations, which may include becoming more themselves, healing from trauma, navigating a challenging work environment, or grieving loss. As a gardener, feminist, anti-racist and genderqueer transmasculine person I seek to be cognizant of the ways we are impacted by our social identities and navigations within the family systems and larger societal structures that surround us. I seek to meet you where you are to support you in growth and healing.
I earned a PhD in clinical psychology from George Mason University in 2020, and am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist currently practicing with Center Focused Therapy in Chicago, IL.