The way we feel, act, or react is not fully determined by external factors- regardless of the circumstances we are in, but also by our outlook on life and perspective toward specific situations. I believe in a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is provided in a safe, non-judgmental environment. I strive to support and assist clients on their journeys to create meaning in their lives, change or replace patterns of thinking and behaviors that are no longer working for them, develop greater self-awareness and deepen their relationships. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents from a wide range of backgrounds addressing issues related, but not limited to PTSD / trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, adjustment and interpersonal difficulties, and chronic pain/illnesses. I am also passionate about work related to long-term mental health conditions, gender identity issues, drug use disorders, and harm reduction. My therapeutic techniques are grounded in both science and research, and I aim to individualize each treatment to determine the best approach for the client‚Äôs personal goals, individual needs and situation.