I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):
Trauma (with a focus on sexual assault/ domestic violence/ childhood sexual abuse)
If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?
Beginning therapy—even doing research on it before you’ve made up your mind—is usually an indication that you’re taking the time to prioritize yourself and who you are and are seeking guidance in doing that. If you’ve never been to therapy before, and you’re coming to see me, you can expect the first session to be more of a casual conversation. We will get to know each other a little and you will have the chance to fill me in on whatever you want me to know. Therapy will not and should not push you past a point of feeling safe; it should challenge you, but never to the point where you feel pressured. Even if you determine that therapy doesn’t feel like the right fit for you at this time, doing the research is a wonderful thing to do for yourself.
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