what is needed to navigate the risks of being your authentic, whole self?

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You feel as though you have to sacrifice something within your life for the sake of others…

Your relationships are important to you, yet sometimes being in them comes at the price of keeping a key aspect of yourself hidden away. Often we can stifle our sense of personal truth, trading in the fullness of our voice to institute harmony in our connections with others. We might overgive or overwork, forgoing rest, preferences, free time, and our inner peace, striving for a sense of control in how we are seen, experienced, and loved. These compromises cause us to live out of alignment with who we desire to be, and how we desire to experience our own lives. And, the repercussions of those compromises are many, as we may encounter a constant preoccupation with our worries, feel overwhelming emotions, alongside a sense of disconnection and confusion. We become so out of touch with our needs that they become hard to name. What would it be like to choose honesty over sacrifice?

Hi, my name is Aute.

I go by she/her/hers pronouns. I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, and I help folks who are coping with difficult life challenges. It is my aim to offer a safe, attuned, and inclusive space that honors the “both/and” to our unique life experiences.

I hope to support you in following what gives you a deep sense of meaning, and to be audacious in believing your needs and desires are worthy.

  • you deserve therapy in which the totality of who you are is seen, understood, and most of all, respected.

I hope to help you work past debilitating patterns, overcoming them by believing in the strength of your voice, by embracing the fullness of your dynamism, and by mending wounds collected from past relationships.

By the end of our work together, we will have taken a fear of never belonging, and will have transformed it into a life that belongs to us.

I work with a wide variety of issues, and work especially well with:

  • teens

  • young adults

  • Anxiety and depression

  • major life transitions

  • Issues of Identity

    including BIPOC and multiracial identity

  • Complex family dynamics

  • the impact of oppression

  • Relational and intergenerational trauma

Begin your journey of reconnection here.

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