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I work with adolescents and adults and have received extensive training in client-centered therapeutic interventions to help individuals find relief from grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other forms of emotional suffering. I am especially sensitive to the ways oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, ageism, heterosexism, monosexism, classism, anti-Semitism, ableism, etc.) and microaggressions impact emotional health, identity and well-being.

Although I enjoy working with a wide variety of people, I specialize in counseling those who experience themselves as outsiders to dominant culture: creative artists, performers, activists, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming folks and people who may feel "other" due to cultural or family bias. 

Although I enjoy working with a wide variety of people, I specialize in counseling those who experience themselves as outsiders to dominant culture: creative artists, performers, activists, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming folks and people who may feel "other" due to cultural or family bias. 

In addition, I am a Certified Adoption and Foster Care Therapist, with a focus on parents who choose to foster or adopt older children and teens.  I help prepare parents to foster or adopt, navigate systems, and cope with the day-to-day challenges of raising older children with traumatic backgrounds and challenging behaviors.  I offer family therapy to adoptive and foster families to address attachment and behavior issues, as well as cultural issues that emerge around transracial adoption and foster care.  I also work with adopted/foster teens and adults to help them resolve trauma and explore identity and cultural issues unique to those who do not grow up with their biological family.

I also have extensive experience working with those impacted by domestic violence or emotionally abusive relationships and offer supportive, nonjudgmental counseling to people who are still in abusive situations, trying to leave them, recovering from abuse, or feeling like something isn’t quite right about the power dynamic in their relationship. I also work with children and adolescents who have witnessed domestic violence.

Most recently, I have devoted many training hours to understanding issues of gender identity and am developing expertise in working with transgender and gender non-conforming children, youth and adults.

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