New Leaf Marriage & Family Therapy believes in promoting genuine and healthy connections; not just between you and your therapist, but also between you and your loved ones. In therapy sessions, establishing emotional safety and security is a crucial part of the therapeutic experience. You want to work with someone who is warm, kind, understanding, direct, inquisitive – and someone who can sit with you and empathize alongside you during difficult moments. As humans, we yearn for connection, therefore establishing an authentic connection in session is key to how we provide you with therapy services.
We aim to support each patient with compassion, respect, and understanding. When working with more than two patients in the room, they can expect that individual support – while seeing how you can be supported as a unit. Making sure that we understand you today, as well as your past, helps us see the full picture, leading to effective care.
We have deep-rooted experience and beliefs in promoting an inclusive, accepting, and loving environment. We provide culturally humble services to an array of diverse populations. This includes providing LGBTQIA+ affirmative services, working with BIPOC individuals, and individuals with disabilities. New Leaf believes in offering a safe, welcoming environment for diverse communities.
Some services we offer include teen therapy, family therapy, parenting therapy, individual therapy, relationship counseling, marriage therapy, and more. We work with an array of issues from grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, school or work complications, women’s issues, men’s issues, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, and other specialties.
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.
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 and am currently working towards my M.S in Clinical Psychology. With two years of experience working as an intake coordinator, as well as studying psychology, I have an established understanding of what it takes to reach out for help and assist others find 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.