I have several years of experience working with young adults (18-25) in the university setting. I often see young adults for:
- Issues with family
- Relationship challenges
- Career/academic concerns
Sexual and Gender Identity
I have also focused much of my training and experience around working with individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual. Some issues that I have worked with these individuals on are:
- Exploring sexual and gender identity
- Issues around coming out
- Family of origin issues
- Relationship issues
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns
I also enjoy working with any adult who is experiencing anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, or self-esteem challenges. If you’re unsure whether or not I am qualified to address the issue that you are seeking counseling for, please give me a call and we can talk about it!
A note about cultural humility
Cultural humility in a nutshell means that one understands that they are limited in their knowledge of cultural beliefs and experiences other than their own, and that they are committed to consistently learning from others and reflecting upon their own biases, assumptions, and beliefs. What it means for me is that I consistently examine the way that my identity as a white, heterosexual, cisgendered, middle-class female influences the way I look at and experience the world. I do this by seeking out training, supervision, advocacy, professional and social opportunities that expand my worldview and expose me to ways of being and thinking that are different than those I am the most comfortable with. I also recognize that no amount of training can substitute for simply asking someone directly about their cultural beliefs and values rather than making assumptions. If you have questions or concerns about cultural humility, please feel free to call or email me and let’s chat about it!