Areas of Specialty
It is my goal to create an environment where you feel safe and comfortable while also appropriately challenged to grow. I work with both individuals and relationships.
All information discussed in sessions is held in strict confidence.
Sex Therapy is an approach to talk therapy that focuses particularly on issues of sex, sexuality & gender.
Issues that we often work on involve:
- Sexual enhancement
- Sexual shame
- Erectile challenges
- Orgasmic difficulties
- Sexual pain
- Kink & Fetish
- Sexual orientation
- Gender dysphoria
When you work with me, know you are working with a sex positive & affirming therapist who is interested getting to know you, your story and your sexual identity. Patients sometimes ask; no, my sofa does not fold out into a bed! Sex therapy is talk therapy based with exploration and periodic homework assignments.
I am LGBT+, CNM, Poly & Kink allied and have particular training in working with people of faith.
Affirmative Therapy comes from the field of Critical Race and Gender Theory. At its root, it believes in celebrating diversity and navigating the challenges created by society for those who are sexually diverse. Two of my main influences are Carlton Cornett, a clinical social worker and author of Reclaiming Your Authentic Self & Dr. Douglas Sadownik, a psychotherapist and author of Sex Between Men. As an affirmative therapist, it is my goal to help and support you as you develop and explore your emerging self.
I have experience working with folks across the LGBT+ community and am known for my particular niche in working with LGBT+ people of faith. While you work with me, you will find that I do not come into the session with an ‘agenda’. Rather it is my goal to carve out space to explore and support you in who you are and who you are becoming–sometimes against all odds.
The journey can be hard. No need to do it alone.
Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
In our complex world, a contemporary form of psychoanalysis is a treatment for emotional discomfort or pain, an avenue for self-discovery and personal growth, and a means toward establishing and enhancing relationships with others and the world at large.
Contemporary psychoanalysis is an interpersonal experience that emphasizes the healing properties of two or more people collaboratively making sense of life in ways that are meaningful to the client. Unlike traditional psychoanalysis which holds the analyst as an authority regarding what is true about the client, contemporary perspectives emphasize the meaning of the client’s unique and subjective experiences.1
This the underlying model of how I work. I believe the undergirding ‘magic’ that makes therapy work is relationship. When you are in the therapy room with me, you will find yourself with a therapist who is both personally and professionally interested in your growth–in real ways.
1. The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
Sometimes we can feel incredibly overloaded, caught in a cyclone, trying determine which way is up. If you find yourself caught in anxious thought or worry, I can help. In my work with anxiety and worry, I bring in both the best classical psychotherapy theory as well as the newest mindfulness approaches, all within a deeply relational framework. Let’s help you feel like yourself again.
For some clients, teletherapy may be a great option. I am able to offer teletherapy in the form of secure video conferencing from the comfort of your own living room.
Contact me for further details.
I offer a variety of therapy groups dedicated to supporting growth. I have offered groups for youth workers, pastors & college students on topics including emotional growth & resiliency, personal growth & development, sexual compulsivity and issues of sexual orientation angd identity. Please contact me for current group therapy offerings.
Fee: $175 per 45-50min session
I am committed to offering reduced-fee sliding scale sessions, as my caseload allows. Please don’t let finances get in the way of you reaching out.
About Insurance: Many PPO insurance plans will offer partial fee coverage for psychotherapy. I can provide you with either a Super Bill or a CMS1500 Form for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement at your request. Call your insurance company for more information, including reimbursement schedules.