Kink, non-monogamy, queer, and transgender friendly
I believe in meeting people where they’re at--even if it’s rock bottom. I believe in radical acceptance, unconditional care, and creating a non-judgmental space when it comes to mental health.
I believe in personal growth and mental health management without shame. I believe in proletarianism, equity, and social justice for all. I strive to be anti-racist and culturally competent.
I am a queer, kinky, immigrant. I have spent my career working in inpatient and outpatient settings, with some of the most marginalized populations with severe and chronic mental health issues. I’ve provided mental health services and case management to those experiencing homelessness, debilitating mental health symptoms, and those who need support navigating the system.
I’m here to support your grow and facilitate meeting your goals. I’m passionate about quality care and here to hold your hand through your process.
Washington State Dept. of Health Credential Number: LW61231113
California Board of Behavioral Health Credential Number: ASW114378
National Provider Number: 1346766714
Whether you experience chronic mental health symptoms or need support to meet your goals, we can work together to help manage and stabilize your life.
I am knowledgeable in supporting those who experience mild or chronic symptoms of psychosis, manic/depressive episodes, severe anxiety, depression, violence/aggression, or other chronic or severe mental health symptoms; know that you will be unconditionally cared for in a non-judgmental environment.
Miscommunication and misunderstandings happen. Healthy relationships are based on strong communication, feeling loved, heard, and strengthening intimacy. Being vulnerable with your partner(s) or family members can difficult but you’re not alone.
It’s difficult trying to navigate and find what services you and your loved ones may need. If you're finding difficulty with financial services, housing, substance use support, or medical advocacy, you’ll have a trained social worker whose been through the system and worked in the system.
Therapy can be intimidating. I have found the most success with patients and clients in connecting on a more humanistic and casual therapeutic style. However you feel most comfortable, be it over a cup of coffee, over the phone, or by going on a walk—we can find what works for you and us.
I incorporate different styles of therapeutic modalities such as Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Action and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal Therapy, Strengths Based, Humanistic, and/or Solution focused to work with you to create an individualized care plan.
In WA, I accept Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford, and Oscar.
In CA, at this time I do not accept insurance.
Out-of-pocket sessions cost $150/hr. and payment is due at time of service. I can provide you with a super bill to provider to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
Late cancellations or no shows will be charged a full session fee.
**At this time I do not have any available sliding fee scale or pro bono availability, but you may be added to the waitlist.**
At this time, I am working mostly through Telehealth and do not have an office location. I provide Telehealth to WA and CA clients.
I understand that not everyone has internet access. For accessibility, I offer limited spots for meeting in a setting that is comfortable for you in Olympia, WA. In person meeting is a case-by-case basis
Yes! I will absolutely work with you to advocate and meet requirements for receiving medical gender affirming care.
I have worked with individuals who have symptoms or difficulty with ADHD, gender identity, grief/loss, Kink/BDSM, PTSD, schizophrenia spectrum disorders and psychosis, borderline personality disorder and other Cluster B personality disorders, adjustment disorders, self-esteem, substance use disorders, relationship struggles, anger management, poverty/societal/cultural issues, and many other symptoms.
The best way to see if I'm able to support you and if we are a good fit, is to contact me and let me know what you're look for support with.
I received my bachelor's in psychology in 2013 and my master's in social work in 2016. I interned in a community housing program and LGBTQ focused inpatient drug rehabilitation center. I’ve worked as an outreach therapist, providing therapy, case management, juvenile and jail services, and assisted in daily living skills. I’ve been an intensive outpatient therapist and case manager for individuals on Least Restrictive Alternatives (LRA) and those with severe and chronic mental illnesses. I’ve spent the last few years as a clinical social worker at a state psychiatric hospital. I was brought on to work on a specialized ward for violent patients and then as a hospital consultant for violent and challenging patients. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
I believe in transparency. I have been through the system and experienced it firsthand. I am also publicly transparent that I am involved in the Kink and Queer communities.
I do not prescribe medications, but I am familiarized with psychotropic medications, side effects, and navigating medication management through psychiatrists and primary care doctors. It is sometimes difficult to communicate with a prescriber. I am available to coordinate care with medication and medical care providers.