"I want support from someone who understands the LGBTQ+ perspective."
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I understand the importance of finding a provider who is sensitive to the LGBTQ+ lived experience and point of view. I also understand wanting a provider who does not make assumptions, erase your identity or orientation, or define your entire lived experience based on your sexual orientation or gender identity alone. All intersections of our identity have an influence on our lived experience and current concerns. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you feel free to be your authentic self.
Integrating relational neuroscience and somatic understanding of the mind-body connection, we will work together to understand how past experiences, perceptions of self and others, and stressors in your current life influence your present day concerns. Once better understood, there is more internal room to explore positive ways of authentically supporting ourselves in moments when we are not feeling our best.
Tools fostered throughout our sessions include: emotional and body-based regulation skills, self-compassion, affective communication, resiliency building, and neuroaffective awareness.