You don’t have to feel disconnected from yourself
and the life you want to live.
Are you struggling to figure out your identity, be seen and live your life authentically? Does the desire to be yourself bring feelings of anxiety, low self esteem and isolation?
You want to stop feeling empty and disconnected. You want to feel comfortable in your own skin and live with purpose.
It takes work to love yourself and trying to assert your identity can feel overwhelming. Feelings of low self esteem and shame may be unconscious as a result of existing in a world that unjustly marginalizes you.
Anxiety, low self esteem and depression might show up for you as…
Masking or shrinking yourself in social, familial, and/or professional spaces
Maintaining toxic relationships for the sake of “connection” or avoiding relationships altogether
Reliving trauma, whether from your past or through day to day microaggressions
Feeling isolated and excluded due to homophobia, transphobia, or gender-role stereotyping by others
Experiencing internalized homophobia as a result of systemic programming, lack of representation, oppression and heteronormativity
Your unique story deserves to be explored, told and lived.
With therapy you will stop living in the shadows of expectations projected onto you, be able to set healthy boundaries and create meaningful relationships with yourself and others. Together we’ll explore your identity, your values, increase your self awareness and build confidence to create connection and transform your life.
Inclusive and affirmative therapy celebrates the diversity and uniqueness YOU have to offer as a person and part of the LGBTQ+ community.
I‘ll help you identify harmful internalized messages, help you rewrite the narratives and build resiliency in the face of injustice. I will call out the stressors in your life caused by the things you can’t control - heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, systemic and cultural hostility. I specialize in helping LGBTQ+ folks build relationships that are authentic, intimate and more connected and I can help you feel good about and love yourself.
Together we will...
Build the tools to reduce anxiety, depression and shame
Increase your self esteem and self confidence
Help you connect with yourself and others authentically
Identify the values congruent with the life you want to live
Set healthy boundaries that uphold your values