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What do I treat?
I have cared for clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and concerns. In particular, I treat the following:
Anxiety disorders, including GAD and panic
Issues of emotion regulation, sense of self, and interpersonal relationships (common issues in borderline personality disorder)
Disordered eating & body image (must be stabilized/in recovery)
Identity-specific concerns such as gender dysphoria
Difficulty with daily functioning and "adulting"
Partners with relational challenges
Teens and parents of teens
Who do I work with?
My clients have wide-ranging, diverse backgrounds. I am experienced in discussing and treating concerns pertaining to all identity factors, including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, immigration status, neurodivergence (including ADHD and ASD), ability, socioeconomic status/class, and relational identity (including poly and kink community members). Intersections of identity factors and conflict with oppressive systems are common topics in conversation with clients.
I am direct and honest about my own identities and the impact they can have in the therapeutic relationship; this begins with consistently acknowledging the white, patriarchal, Westernized, colonized history of therapy. I carefully balance the fact that I must always be learning with my clients' need for skilled care; while I certainly learn from my clients, I will not put you in a position where you need to educate me.
I believe that culturally competent therapy is a minimum standard. I am committed to treating identity and oppression with the humility and gravity they deserve. Please feel welcome to ask me about this when we meet.