"I work with people who want to enjoy healthier relationships but are having difficulty communicating. Part of that process is to understand the core dimensions of who you are as a unique person, and recognizing that all behavior makes sense in context. I apply my systemic therapy training in session by collecting pertinent information on many different areas of a client"s life. I am direct, yet gentle. I employ humor and take a casual approach to build rapport and therapeutic alliances to make people feel comfortable in the room. I am a trauma informed therapist and believe in the power of a client sharing their narrative, reframing situations through perspective-taking and regaining control. Additionally I incorporate forms of Experiential and Narrative therapy primarily and secondarily use Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT) as needed. I customize treatment, techniques and interventions with each and every client system I work with.I assist clients who are experiencing a range of presenting concerns, including: those who experience relationship issues, trauma, sexual assault, women"s issues, grief/loss, addiction, major life transitions, couples and family issues, depression and/or suicidal ideation, anxiety and/or panic attacks, gender related dynamics or questions, lack of emotional or sexual fulfillment, a longing for purpose or direction, loneliness and more. As a woman of color born to immigrant parents, I work with people of all backgrounds, and am pleased to welcome anyone who identifies as being part of any racial, ethnic, religious, or sexual minority groups."