Specialties

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
― Helen Keller

In addition to services for people dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and adolescent and young adult life transition concerns, I offer sensitive, knowledgeable arts-based treatment in the following specialized areas:

Diabetes Distress

If you are dealing with a recent diagnosis, burnout after years of living with diabetes, specific life-stage issues, or a change in health status, I will work with you to process the thoughts and feelings that are causing your distress, so your sense of hope, empowerment and motivation improves.

Eating Disorders

Diabetes-Related

I work with clients who omit insulin (“diabulimia”) as a way to control weight. I have expertise in the complex issues of diabetes management that make recovery challenging, and coordinate with medical care providers to help clients make progress toward diabetes management goals while dealing with the emotions connected to diabetes, food, and body image.

Vegan-Based Recovery

For clients with eating disorders who are committed to an ethical vegan philosophy and lifestyle, and not solely relying on plant-based diets as a means to restrict, I can support your recovery efforts. We will work to address the underlying causes and behaviors of the eating disorder, while working within a vegan framework characterized by empathy, compassion, and interdependence that will foster your healing process.

Companion Animal Loss

Losing a beloved companion animal can be devastating. Whether your loss is recent, or you are experiencing complicated grief, I will support you through your grieving process. Client goals might include improved functioning, strategies to memorialize a loved one, and having an opportunity to process grief with someone who is sensitive to the unique relationships we have with the animals in our lives.

Vegan-Friendly Therapy

Regardless of the specific therapeutic concerns that bring you to therapy, I recognize the unique challenges being vegan can present, and my approach to therapy is informed by ecofeminist animal rights philosophy rooted in empathy, compassion, and interdependence.

Culturally Informed Therapy

I am committed to social justice for women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. People from marginalized groups have concerns shaped by their life experience and structural inequality, and my approach takes social context into account. We will collaborate to explore your specific needs and circumstances, with an emphasis on empowerment that honors your identity.