I strive to provide culturally-affirming counseling and welcome clients from all walks of life – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, affectional orientation, religion, physical ability, and body size.
I lead interpersonal process groups for adults interested in exploring who they are in relationship to others, experimenting with new ways of engaging that are both authentic and relationally healing, and strengthening their felt sense of connection and belonging.
Though process groups rely on a foundation of mutual support, process groups are distinct from support groups in that each session is unstructured and without a focus on any particular topic. Instead, the primary focus is on attending to and reflecting upon the interactions and relationships between group members.
In unstructured process groups, members tend to interact in ways that resemble their interpersonal life outside of the group. Members then have a unique opportunity within the group to identify, understand, and change their interpersonal patterns – and ultimately incorporate these changes into their everyday life. Process groups also present opportunities for vicarious learning as members see aspects of themselves in others.
These learnings are most possible in a group atmosphere of safety and respect, bounded by mutual agreements. See this infographic for my suggestions for getting the most of an interpersonal process group. You can also check out this interview I conducted with Carlos Canales about the unique benefits of group work.
I currently have two online interpersonal process groups and am forming a third group. You can view a flier for these groups here. I’m actively recruiting members for the Wednesday and Thursday groups.
|Group 1: every other Monday, 6:00-7:30 PM (active group, full)
Group 2: every other Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 PM (active group, recruiting new members)
Group 3: every other Thursday, 6:00-7:30 PM (active group, full)
I help people experience more secure and satisfying connection in diverse types of two-person relationships. I work with monogamous relationships and consensually non-monogamous relationships, sexual and gender minority relationships, asexual and aromantic relationships, intercultural relationships, and more. Here are some of the themes we can explore together:
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I work with adult individuals experiencing a variety of barriers to achieving full agency in their lives: limiting beliefs and behaviors, habituated relational patterns, post-traumatic stress reactions, etc. Here are some of the themes we can explore together: