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"The fear of not being enough and the fear of being ‘too much.' are exactly the same fear. The fear of being you."
- Nayyirah Waheed

We often come to therapy when we are feeling low and desperate for someone to help and understand us. I have a deep appreciation for these moments, because they can lead us to a place of understanding and unexpected compassion for ourselves. Therapy is a place where we can come into the room with whatever we're feeling- sadness, grief, anxiety, confusion, and be supported exactly where we are. Sometimes we're experiencing feelings we don't know how to name, and therapy helps us identify the texture and nuances of our feelings.

I think it's so important that we get to tell our stories - understanding our past helps us make sense of the present. Therapy is also a relationship between two people, the therapist and the client. I work in a way that helps my clients feel safe, respected, understood, valued, and held. I welcome your curiosity about this process, and I know first- hand that being a client in therapy can bring up a lot of questions. I try to make room for the whole spectrum of feelings and experiences by listening in a deep, curious, non- judgmental way. I'd love to hear your story, and help bring you closer to yourself.

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