“Sensitivity isn't being wimpy. It's about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom.” This is a quote from a favorite musician of mine, Jeff Buckley. I see sensitivity as a strength, not a deficit. As a therapist, I work hard to help my clients understand that oftentimes the parts of themselves that they view as weak are really their greatest strengths. The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves are very important. They are the lens through which we view everything- they color our world. The problem is that a lot of the time the narratives we have about ourselves are simply not true. For some of us they have been informed by past experiences and past trauma, for others of us anxiety and depression have infiltrated our stories. I will help you to find the truest and most authentic version of your story. My goal in therapy is never to fix anyone, because I believe people cannot be broken. I work to actively fight against the myths, stereotypes, and stigmas that surround mental health issues and prevent people from getting help. Providing quality, unbiased, non pathologizing mental health care to all, especially folx of color in the community, is my goal as a therapist. I am dedicated to processing and treating racial trauma (I'm trained in EMDR) as well as the following: Experiencing microaggressions in daily life Navigating systemic and institutional racism Feeling alienated from majority group member coworkers, friends, classmates, etc. or in majority white spaces Struggling with biracial or multiracial identity concerns My goal is to help you develop insight into who you are as a person, what you value, and what a more fulfilled version of you might look like. I will guide you along in the change process with deep empathy, nonjudgement, warmth, and a touch of light heartedness and humor when needed. Therapy isn’t about fixing, it’s about healing.