Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- LGBTQIA+ health and wellness
- Masculinity & men’s issues/li>
- Financial stress
- Climate stress
- Suicide prevention
- Interdisciplinary care coordination
Approach to Therapy:
A quote from therapist Nancy McWilliams captures a lot about how I think therapeutic conversations work: “The experience of speaking from the heart and being taken seriously builds the psychic architecture that supports the capacity to bear life.” The key values which guide my approach to therapy are warmth, trust, transparency, and authenticity. I ground my work in the principles of multiculturalism and social justice. My background includes using cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and emotion-focused therapies in multiple university counseling centers, an adolescent primary care clinic, and an intensive outpatient clinic.
Approach to Wellness:
Some of my favorite wellness activities, in no particular order: zoning out to deep house music during a workout; going for a hike or a jog; figuring out a new recipe; reading queer science fiction or fantasy novels; watching a soccer game; hanging out with my partner and our little dog.