I am an individual, relationship, and sex therapist who earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University in 2014, furthered my education with Council for Relationships’ Post-Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy and Sex Therapy programs, and am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania.
I believe that we all have the ability to develop insight and create change in their lives but often get stuck on “how”. By centering you as the expert of your own life, we can pull on the resources you’ve developed from your lifetime of experience, explore the beliefs you’ve collected along the way, consider whether those beliefs are still serving you, and align your beliefs with your values. We’ll do this work from a holistic lens that integrates cognitive, emotion-focused, somatic, and behavioral theories (including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, differentiation work, family-of-origin work, and mindfulness practice.)
I carry this holistic approach into relationship and sex therapy work by layering in communication technique, skill building around connection, safety, security, trust, and vulnerability, exploration of individual and relational wants, needs, limits, and expectations, and a lot of practice!
In and out of the therapy office, I am passionate about erasing the stigma of mental health issues and treatment as well as educating the public about the benefits of therapy. I strive to be LGBTQAI-affirming, kink-aware, and poly-friendly.
Please reach out if you would like to support around:
- Interpersonal communication and connection
- Navigating life transitions
- Self-discovery through identification of wants, needs, and boundaries
- Reducing self-judgement and increasing compassion
- Understanding and revising your attachment style
- Relationship distress and cut-off
- Ethical non-monogamy
- Sexual desire and intimacy discrepancy
- Understanding and reducing depression and anxiety