I am a therapist located close-in Southeast Portland. I work with adolescents and adults in queer communities, gender non-conforming folks and people within alternative sexuality/relationship dynamics. Through compassionate therapy, I help you achieve healthy personal growth and overcome unwanted habits, patterns and learned ways of being that may not be serving you or your relationship well. Sometimes these patterns come from past hurt, trauma or difficult events that affect how you feel about yourself and how you perceive others. Often, but not always, people experience feelings of anger, guilt or shame that may result in depression and anxiety due to identity issues or other life experiences. I can work with you to ease these feelings and embrace the joy that we all deserve in our lives.