Specializing in: -Challenging life transitions -Anxiety, stress, worry, and professional burnout -Codependence & concerns about over-dependence on sex / romance / relationships -Imposter syndrome -Stroke & traumatic brain injury (TBI) -Caregiving -Healthcare workers -LGBTIQA+ -Identity/culture “Straddlers”* Are you feeling anxious that you might not be able to handle this big life challenge with your physical & emotional wellbeing, authenticity, and serenity still intact? Hopeful that you can come out on the other side of it with new growth & wisdom? Struggling to navigate life and find fulfillment, love, & belonging as someone who's “different”, even from some of the people & communities you love most? Overwhelmed, disconnected, unseen, unheard, or unfulfilled in your relationships? Wrestling with whispers of shame, and wondering “Am I enough? Am I good enough?" Hello there! I believe that we're all broken, wounded, and whole (yes, all three!), and that it's your wounds that make you beautiful. That you don't have to believe every story your brain tells you. That you're resilient and you can handle more than you think you can. That you're enough. I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW, LCSW) and Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) with over 15 years of professional experience walking with folks through life’s challenges. My clients say they feel deeply seen, heard, & understood, without any judgment, but rather with positivity & a gentle accountability for taking steps toward their goals at their own pace. Together, we'll create a shared understanding of what you want to be different, and what’s getting in your way. Then, with me as your co-pilot, we’ll gain insights, learn strategies, and find healing...and set out on a path toward the life that you're yearning for. I invite you to take that brave first step: reach out and let's start a conversation! *Folks who have some kind of significant difference in identity or way-of-life from their family of origin or "home" community —education attainment, class, religion, politics, geographic, or rural-urban, to name a few. (A surprising number of struggles can be attributed to or exacerbated by having this particular life experience! For more information, you can read “Limbo: Blue collar roots, White collar dreams”, by Alfred Lubrano) Let's Get Started! Click "Request Appointment" to schedule your first session or a free 15 minute consultation to see if we think we'd be a good fit to work together.