My goal as a clinical psychologist is to help motivated adults to identify what they want out of life, figure out what's getting in their way, and overcome those obstacles to achieve the lives they want. I place high value on autonomy, and I seek to help clients increase their own sense of agency - the feeling that they have the power to make their own decisions and the resources to act on those decisions.
I work with a wide variety of clients of all ages, educational backgrounds, and interests. However, I am particularly interested in working with clients in the kink and polyamory communities, as well as the wider geeky/nerdy communities with which those often overlap. Whatever you’re into, chances are I’ve heard of it, I won’t be shocked by it, and I won't leap to conclusions about you based on what you like to do or think about doing. If your sexual activities are relevant to the issues you want to work on, we'll talk together to come to a shared understanding of what they mean for you and what role they play in your life. If they aren't, then we can focus on your therapeutic goals in a setting where you can be as open about your relationships and activities as you need to be. In either case, you won’t need to educate me about the basics of polyamory, power exchange relationships, asexuality, or other consensual but marginalized forms of sexual expression or lack of expression.
For more information, please see my practice website and/or call or email to set up an initial appointment. Your initial contact will be received by my colleague, Dr. Sarah Gray, who can schedule an initial appointment with me. You can also ask for a free 15-minute consultation with me, as an opportunity to interview me to see whether you feel comfortable with me, whether my knowledge and attitudes are what you're looking for in a therapist, and whether I seem to be a good fit for you. Dr. Gray will ask for some information about your therapy goals, but it is perfectly acceptable to wait to share information about your sexuality (if you so choose) until you have had a chance to meet me and get comfortable with me.