ABOUT MY PRACTICE
I currently support LGBTQIA+ teens, young adults, and adults who are motivated to explore parts of their identity, develop authentic ways of connecting with others, and build healthier relationships. My previous work as an in-home and outpatient therapist with teens and families has informed the way I approach individual work, specifically around ways to empower authentic self expression. Healing cannot be done on a solely individual level and systems of oppression contribute widely to what we view as mental illness. Community connection and validation is just as important to healing as individual exploration.
I work from a trauma-informed, strengths based approach, including person-centered and systems-based methods to explore anxiety, depression, and other mood related emotional stressors.
As an art therapist, I focus on using a range of art materials and movement to invite expression and emotional release. Often, artmaking can tap into alternative ways of releasing the emotional weight we carry in our physical selves. I also incorporate elements of nerd culture and TTPRG gaming to tap into our playful selves and explore how identity and change can happen through metaphor and stories.
I would like to recognize the Nipmuc and Massachusetts tribal lands on which I hold my practice. I acknowledge the Indigenous peoples, past, present, and future, who cultivate and caretake this land known as Framingham and Metrowest Boston.