The New Leaf team’s values and mission are rooted in promoting connection, healthy relationships, and general well-being. We know how important it is to work with a therapist who is warm, kind, and understanding, yet direct and inquisitive. Our New Leaf therapists all believe that establishing an authentic and safe relationship with you is key to your success in therapy.
In addition to building a strong relationship in sessions, we believe that approaching your care must include harnessing your strengths, empowering you to make healthy choices, and helping you create a support system. We consider your spirituality, cultural background, and other systems you are a part of (such as schools, family, peer groups) to help you feel more rooted and connected to your unique community and identity.
At New Leaf, we promote an inclusive, accepting, and loving environment. Providing culturally humble services to an array of diverse populations, including LGBTQIA+ affirmative services, working with BIPOC individuals, and differently abled individuals, we believe in offering a safe, welcoming environment for anyone who feels marginalized or “othered.”
I am passionate about working with human beings from all walks of life and backgrounds. I particularly enjoy working with youth and adults who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ “galaxy.” Additionally, I have extensive experience working with high-risk populations and survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and trauma. I understand and empathize with what it is like to struggle in silence with past or ongoing trauma, as well as trying to navigate life with anxiety following you at every turn. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, parents, and couples who are ready to begin working towards growth.
I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, parents, and couples who are committed to healing and self-discovery. I have years of experience working directly with teens and individuals transitioning out of IOP programs and am invested in bridging the gap between intensive programs and everyday life. I pride myself on being inclusive and working with a range of populations, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+. I seek to help all clients cope with everyday stressors of life such as in work, school, and social relationships. I also enjoy working with older adults, and those who may struggle with chronic illness. It’s important to me to create a meaningful relationship with clients to ensure they feel comfortable being vulnerable with me about difficult topics.
I am interested in supporting clients through transitions, trauma, and life changes that can be challenging. I provide a compassionate, playful, and collaborative approach to connecting mind, body, and emotion in the context of clients’ environment and history. A lot of my work centers on anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, sexuality, self-compassion and self-exploration. I work with individuals, couples, intimate networks, and families. I enjoy working with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other groups that have experienced disproportionate marginalization. I am committed to decolonizing and normalizing mental health for our communities.
It is a huge honor to be able to be a part of the therapeutic process for each of my clients. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and teens who are on their journey towards healing and flourishment. I am interested in working alongside my clients through their traumas, life stressors, and insecurities. I also enjoy providing therapy from a Christian worldview, should my client’s be seeking that to include in their treatment. I have experience in working with clients who have faced anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, self-esteem, and perfectionism. Beginning your therapy journey can be overwhelming, and more questions than answers may be coming up for you. When you are ready to begin, I am eager to provide for you an experience that may lead you towards growth and a better understanding of yourself.
Talking to someone about vulnerable and uncomfortable topics can be off-putting – especially if you are reaching out for the first time. Getting started in therapy is 100% your decision, and I’m here to support you in getting to that place. I have a B.A in Psychology, an M.S in Clinical Psychology and several years of experience working as an intake coordinator and practice manager. Therefore, I have an established understanding of what it takes for you to reach out for help, and I assist others in finding the support they need. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, relationships, and more. When we get on the phone together, you will have a space to feel understood, validated, and heard. You can expect to go through a thorough phone intake assessment with me to ensure that we are the best fit for your/your loved one’s needs.
At New Leaf, it is our mission to provide an accepting, compassionate environment to promote empowerment and connection within our clients and community.