I am competent and enthusiastic about the work I do, and I am happy to answer any questions you may have about therapy.
I am a licensed therapist credentialed to conduct psychotherapy in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, specializing in social anxiety and LGBTQIA+ health and wellness. I am experienced in providing supportive counseling to folks across the lifespan, in and around the gender binary, and at all stages of “acuity.” In light of my experience, I am a staunch believer in the philosophy that all people have the resources inside themselves to make changes toward becoming ever more healthy, connected, and complex. The focus of my approach is self-acceptance.
I am a white, cishet, partnered, antifa, middle-class, child-free, able-bodied ally. I am a member in good standing of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Outside of the office, I enjoy basic shit like DDR and not being in a pandemic.
MA, Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies – Lewis & Clark College, 2014
BA, Psychology – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
I enjoy volunteering my time on a regular basis with non-profits whose missions resonate with my values. I’m a card carrying member of the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, and the NAACP. I’m a regular donor to Everytown USA as well as smaller non-profits that assist asylum-seekers.
I was deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Human Rights Award from the Oregon Counseling Association, which award recognizes counselors who have demonstrated an exemplary level of professional and personal commitment in the areas of human rights and the advancement of human dignity.
Since obtaining licensure, I’ve furthered my somatic studies by becoming a certified yoga teacher (CYT-200). Toward learning more about how to encourage new clinicians on their path, I became an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in 2020. The ACS credential identifies those mental health professionals who have met national professional supervision standards. In 2021, I was proud to obtain certification from WPATH, the gold standard of those seeking to stay on top of current evidence and consensus in the field of trans-competent healthcare. In 2022, I completed a seven month training from Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Research Foundation.