Non-judgmental, nuanced support for people who want an interactive  therapist and therapy that honors lived experiences and identities.

Long Term Psychotherapy

I provide interactive therapy to assist people in gaining clarity, calming anxiety and increasing ease. I use a range of therapies. Depending on what you need, I weave together Internal Family Systems (IFS), somatic work, and psychodynamic therapy, where you learn about what hinders and helps what you’re seeking in relationships and in your life.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

I offer KAP as a stand-alone service to people who are working with a non-KAP therapist and to some of my long-term clients. If you already have a therapist who does not offer this work and this may be a supportive, additional service for your particular needs, I can collaborate with your primary therapist. There is a lot to understand about this service. Please see the KAP services page for more details


Supervision for Therapists

I provide consultation to therapists who are looking for support in their work with complex trauma, developmental trauma, and the challenges of establishing and running a psychotherapy practice. Therapists consult me for such topics as setting and discussing fees with clients, addressing dissociation in treatment, boundaries and creating anti-oppressive therapeutic interventions that honor identity and lived experiences of the people they serve. Please email me if you’re interested in a consultation.

Who I serve

I provide psychotherapy to adults who are interested in an interactive, compassionate therapy process. People who come to see me are looking for someone who will understand all aspects of their identity and how they navigate the world. 

They are looking for ways to calm anxiety, move through difficult spots and to gain clarity so they can have healthy relationships. They want consistent support and process. They question why they repeat things that seem to not serve them, and want therapy that assists them to establish and maintain healthy relationships with themselves and others. 

They appreciate a gentle therapy space that invites honest self reflection

Some people I work with started therapy shortly after a big change, like a break up, starting a new relationship or job, after losing someone in their life or transitioning their gender. Some are looking to find their brave spirits. And some are seeking ways to improve stress and deepen their inner calm

My work tends to resonate with people who appreciate a good metaphor and are passionate about something— be that community they’re part of, interests or their work.

    I have extensive experience supporting people with:

    • anxiety that inhibits self expression
    • healing intergenerational trauma
    • people pleasing tendencies 
    • healing from harms earlier in life such as abuse, neglect, and abandonment
    • grief
    • identifying boundaries and self care practices
    • improving relationships
    • harm reduction and sobriety work
    • exploring sexuality and intimacy
    • healing after a break-up

    Additionally my work serves:

    • sensitive-natured people
    • queer-identified individuals
    • people who are gender-transitioning or exploring gender
    • adult children who are establishing or improving their adult relationships with their parents
    • people who are estranged from their family of origin
    • people who want to work with someone who uses an intersectional lens to be holistically understood
    • people pursuing creative work


    I’m a life-long learner and compassionate person. I keep my work fresh and informed by things that are relevant to my clients’ experiences. My practice is gentle. With humor and creativity, I assist with anxiety, trauma-healing, and grief. An intersectional lens allows me to address lived experiences and unique needs of each person. As an out, queer, White psychotherapist based in New York City, I’m committed to unlearning supremacy and offer therapy that is warm and direct while ensuring each person is the driver of their own process and pace. I work with adults who are diverse in their racial, ethnic, cultural, class, gender, and sexual identities. 

    Training & Experience

    My training is as a licensed clinical social worker and I have 15 years of psychotherapy experience. I have been offering direct service for the last two decades. I do this work because many things in my life have shown me this is what I’m meant to do and it’s an honor to be with someone as they discover ways to find more ease in their life.

    I have post graduate training in trauma informed modalities, integrative treatment, and specialize in anxiety and improving relationships. I am trained in Sensorimotor (somatic therapy,) as well as Internal Family Systems, and harm reduction. 

    Practice Specialties and Therapy Approaches

    My practice uses experiential therapies, which engage clients beyond what their cognitive mind is thinking. I also a relational approach, which means I see the therapy relationship as potential source of healing. My services address anxiety, developmental, relational, and complex trauma, grief, substance use as well as gender identity and sexuality. Additionally, I have studied harm reduction and non-verbal modalities that work with the nervous system, such as the AcuDetox/NADA protocol and herbalism, which assists me in helping clients find practices outside of therapy to self regulate and nourish their nervous systems.

    People who receive therapy from me tell me they feel more comfortable talking about themselves than they expected. They often say they feel cared for by how much I retain through time to support them in making new connections and better understanding their struggles with increased self-compassion. 

    Core Practice Values



    Trustworthy work comes from not assuming anything


    Each person is best equipped to discover their deepest needs, and community + intentional personal process assists in finding clarity


    Liberation from inner conflict and unease involves healing shame


    Experiential therapy garners lasting improvements


    Humor and an intersectional lens are components of good therapy!

    If you’re interested in potentially working with me, please message me at quai [@] to set up a consultation call to see if we are a good fit.