I can’t imagine getting much out only hearing “uh-huh” or the overly used, “how does that make you feel?”. Therapy can be a conversation rather than a monologue. Occasional use of humor and swearing can help you lower stress and defenses when stuck in fear, uncertainty, or judgement. I don’t believe in a sterile language environment. I invite you to swear if it helps you express how difficult, unfair, scary, or delightful a situation is. I find this uncensored atmosphere leads to an honest therapeutic relationship. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or life stressors, you may find these techniques useful and validating.
I’m passionate about working with those who are misunderstood or underrepresented; whether that’s identity, non-monogamy, sexuality, or striving to break from expected “societal norms”. Overwhelming feelings of needing to conform can often drown out our real wants and needs. It can be scary to be different, and it helps to have a different kind of therapist.