My approach is based on the concept that people are considered active participants in making their own interpretations of their behaviors. I believe while the past is important to understanding what has brought you to the present moment, I tend to focus more on your actions in your current environment. I believe that often people experience a level of distress when their needs have not been met or they have tried to meet them in an unsuccessful way. Instead of focusing on the history of why something occurred, we will work on understanding your influence in your current situations to encourage healthier and more effective behavioral choices. I also like to make sure we consider your role in the larger systems of your life (i.e. your family, peer structure, school, work, etc.) and how that influences you and your behaviors. I specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community, trauma/PTSD, bipolor disorder, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders with teens, adults, and couples.