BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Be kind to yourself. Those were the four words an old therapist used to say at the end of our sessions. He helped me find my way to becoming a therapist, and I’ve carried the phrase with me, sharing it with my clients now. It sounds so simple, but I know it’s easier said than done. Therapy is hard work, and it’s kinda weird at first, especially if you’re new to it. I like to borrow from my own experiences as a client, queer person, and trained professional to connect with and understand my clients.
Providing an inclusive space that welcomes and celebrates the multitude of intersecting identities is important to me. I am driven by social justice values, committed to anti-racism, and practice queer-affirming care. I invite feedback, therapists can make mistakes too, and value processing the unique therapeutic relationship that develops with each client.
Education & Training
Master of Social Work, Temple University
Sociology BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Counseling and Psychological Services
Pennsylvania License: CW-020141