I am an LCSW who works with adults and adolescents using a trauma-informed, compassionate approach. My theoretical orientation is both based in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and a feminist framework. I received my BA in Gender and Women's Studies from Warren Wilson College and my Master of Social Service (an MSW equivalent) from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
I have many years of experience in DBT, which is a skills-based program that seeks to help people stabilize and understand their emotions and behaviors as they build the life they want for themselves. I am also in the process of becoming credentialed as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Mindfulness practice, which does not require meditation, is an undercurrent of my treatment orientation. I firmly believe we must have an awareness of the patterns in our lives before we can make lasting changes. I also work with my clients to examine the micro- and macro-level forces that impact our collective lives, whether that be systemic racism, health care limitations based on gender, or daily microaggressions.