Adulting After Dysfunky
woman centered support
As women, we experience unique challenges to our mental health. Many of my clients are seeking a woman-centered approach. Whether it is to find safety in healing from abuse such as gendered violence or it is simply a preference for support by and for women, my office is a space to find your voice and find your own answers. Challenging oppressive gender roles and harmful stereotypes is a key part of wellness in my book. Clients of all genders who are interested in this type of approach may benefit from meeting with me. I am a trans inclusive provider. If you are looking for someone who gets it from day one, consider getting in touch. I'm here to help.
Support for LGBTQ+ Health
Did you know that it is believed that more than half of LGBTQ+ adults identify as bisexual but we are more likely not to be out about our identities? Research suggests that bisexual women make up the largest group of LGBTQ+ adults, about 35%. No one can tell you if you are gay, straight, bisexual, or any other sexual or gender identity. That is something you have to figure out for yourself. Everybody deserves to feel safe and happy in their bodies. When working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients, I use the informed consent model. Meaning, I support your right to live in your body as authentically as possible, on a timeline that works for you.
Support for Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families
Complex trauma (CPTSD) results from childhood abuse and neglect, common to dysfunctional families. Adults from dysfunctional families--for instance, families in which one or both parents struggle with untreated mental health or substance use issues--suffer from impairments in social, emotional, and physical development that can make life extra difficult. These deficits can last a lifetime or even generations. But, this doesn't have to be the case. With time, effort, and the guidance of an informed professional, a happier chapter is possible.
As we have learned during the pandemic, there are many reasons why someone may wish to meet remotely versus in person. Clients who wish to meet remotely with me have the option to either meet online by video or over the phone. Video sessions are offered using my secure electronic medical record system. Clients who choose to meet this way are emailed a link ahead of our scheduled meeting to click to join. When meeting remotely, either by phone or video, it is important to find a private place to meet to ensure confidentiality. Please note: According to current law governing the field, I am only able to see clients who reside in the state of Georgia.
In person therapy
Many people find that there is a certain energy to meeting in the room together that cannot be replicated. Clients wishing to meet in person will find my cozy office tucked away in a large office park in west Athens, Georgia. I share an office suite with three other clinicians--all of them lovely and empowering women. It is important to all of us to offer a welcoming space to the clients seeking our care. Our office building features ample parking, a gender neutral restroom, and, in terms of accessibility, there only a few steps to my office (no stairs). I hope you find it an inviting space and leave our sessions feeling lighter.