Welcome to my site! I’m a licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling and psychotherapy services via telehealth. I’m also a musician, educator, mother, and social justice activist focused on race and gender equality.
I take my approach to personal expression, honed over decades as a professional jazz singer and music educator, and infuse it with evidenced-based interventions grounded in well-researched theories related to attachment, grief, and trauma. I practice psychodynamic/relational therapy, utilizing expressive arts techniques as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy interventions. I provide a platform for my clients to identify and work through their issues, clearing a path towards a full and satisfying life.
The heart of my practice, both as a therapist and a musician, is the belief that we all have a story that we tell about our lives. Often, we don’t share the parts that are painful – but we know it deep in our bones. Those wounds affect the way that we look at the world and the choices that we make in our everyday lives. We may not even be aware the extent to which the story we carry inside us is influencing the story yet to be told.
We have all experienced grief, loss, and trauma in varying degrees. When we repeat problematic patterns while experiencing loss and grief, it can cause us to feel very vulnerable. My goal is to be present with you and create a safe environment, free of judgment. Together, we will work on identifying negative core beliefs you may have about yourself that keep you stuck in self-limiting behaviors and cause suffering and then begin to shape and shift the way that you tell your story, making room for transformation to occur. That transformation often includes making the shift from What is wrong with me? to What happened to me? It is from this place that we have our best shot to make conscious, life-affirming choices that can alter the tone and trajectory of the story yet to be told.