I am a dope therapist because I’ve had dope mentors, supervisors and teachers… and understand that our ancestry simply means we are all super dope!
Therapy is a unique place where we can be held, nurtured, and challenged. I understand the unique healing journey necessary to deal with racial, gender, and sexuality-based oppression because of my own personal and professional process navigating these experiences. I work best with clients who may feel invisible, misunderstood, overwhelmed, overextended, or who are having a hard time “keeping it all together” even through the outside world would never know it. I believe we don’t need to try to keep it all together, and therapy with me honors that and creates space to just be in whatever that means for you. I work mostly with professional women, adult individuals and couples/relationships, and also with families particularly those who have a young person struggling with some aspect of their sexual/gender/racial identity development.
In addition to training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Cognitive (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a dynamic and extremely effective approach for individuals who have been impacted by severe mental and emotional distress. I can help you explore and heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, unclear or passion-less, as well as other forms of relationship and interpersonal challenges. Working with me in therapy will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore, understand, and have more compassion for the multiple layers within your personality and identity. With couples, I provide clear structure to our sessions and have a very active presence to help partners change destructive patterns, have productive conversations, resolve conflict, and heal relational injuries. I’ll offer clear steps to help you create the kind of relationship you desire.
I’m actively involved in community-based work related to many socio-political and social justice issues that our society has historically and continues to grapple with. I’ve benefited tremendously over the years from my mentors and colleagues, as well as learned from my own personal challenges. Those lessons inform who I am and how I am as a therapist, and it is through my own personal experiences that I can better connect with clients and ensure that they feel understood and supported. I know how rewarding it is to invest in your personal growth through therapy, and I look forward to getting to know you and helping you find and explore what’s possible in your life right now.