“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, relationship conflict, medical diagnosis distress, grief, and adolescent and young adult life transition concerns, I offer sensitive, knowledgeable arts-based treatment in the following specialized areas:
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.
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.
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 kindness and compassion 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 prolonged grief, I will support you through your grieving process. Typically, client goals include improved functioning if grief is interfering with ability to function, and having an opportunity to process grief with someone who is sensitive to the unique, deep relationships we have with the animals in our lives.
Regardless of the specific therapeutic concerns that bring you to therapy, I will work with you to accomplish your goals for therapy, recognizing the unique challenges being vegan can present, and honoring a vegan philosophy rooted in compassion and kindness. My office decor is not exploitative of animals, and similarly, I work to source art materials that are free of animal products so people who are vegan feel at ease and respected.
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 that are shaped by their life experience and structural inequality, and my approach takes social context into account. We will collaborate to develop healing strategies that meet your specific needs and circumstances, empower you, and honor your identity.
As part of my commitment to social justice, I offer two weekly time slots at reduced fee/sliding scale for people engaged in activism who need support.
I offer supervision services to new professionals working towards their ATR and/or LPC.