Paige believes that healing is made possible through self-compassion and the ability to be kind and forgiving towards ourselves. She believes that successful and transformative therapy is grounded in a collaborative therapeutic relationship formed in a safe, trusting environment.
Paige approaches therapy with humility and curiosity. She is warm, attentive, and leads with empathy, humor, and validation (a client once joked that ‘valid’ was Paige’s favorite word). She recognizes the inherent value of feeling deeply understood by another person and consciously aims to both understand her clients and to assist them in a greater understanding of themselves through insight-oriented therapy. She considers it an honor to sit with clients and have the opportunity to hold their story.
Paige believes that our own wounds inform the way we walk through the world, and holds an awareness of the ways in which her own life experiences have impacted the way she works with clients. Paige practices from a feminist, trauma-informed, and culturally-sensitive perspective. She utilizes relational, attachment and humanistic approaches within her therapeutic work. Paige is also trained in EMDR therapy and utilizes the modality to assist clients who have experienced trauma.
Paige is committed to anti-racism and recognizing, understanding, and working to dismantle systems of oppression. She holds awareness of the power differential that exists within the therapeutic relationship. She recognizes her own privilege as a cisgender white woman and holds space to honor intersectionality within her clients’ identities.
Paige has a personal commitment to working with individuals coping with the after-effects of trauma and/or grief and loss. Significant loss and subsequent grief within Paige’s own life has profoundly shaped her worldview, and she aims to recognize and hold the ways in which loss forever shapes and is intertwined in the lives of her clients. She formerly has worked as an adjunct professor teaching grief and loss courses.
Paige has worked in both school-based and outpatient mental health settings and has over eight years of therapeutic experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults with a variety of presenting problems and mental health conditions.
Paige lives in Minneapolis with her partner and her son. She enjoys live music, travel, pie, and napping.