I am mindful of how we (therapist-client) interact with each other in real-time, and use opportunities to address issues like trust, commitment, power and agency in order to form healthier, sustainable relationships with others.
I believe therapy doesn't only have to be about talking. It's also about (re)experiencing emotions within the context of a protected and healing relationship with a therapist who honors and empowers you. This can often be facilitated through expressive tools and activities, such as enactments, humor, arts, music, guided imagery, mindfulness and other powerful techniques.
Many patterns that are difficult to break can be traced to the unconscious mind and be brought to the conscious mind where insight is formed. Processing/mapping past experiences can be a key to unlocking insight, which in turn helps us focus clearly on the present and prepare for the future.
You deserve care that is sensitive to the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit and cares about the complexities and intersections of your identity ( including but not limited to age, race, gender, orientation, SES, culture). I distinguish myself as not just culturally sensitive, but also culturally responsive.
I want you to have hope that change is realistic and within your capacity, so whenever I can, I provide you with useable tools, roadmaps and resources. Whether you're looking to target specific goals or heal deeper wounds, we can tailor treatment to your specific needs.
I strive to be honest and down-to-earth with you while upholding compassion, integrity and hope.
You have a choice in providers.
Therapist-client fit is an important factor in your healing process. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation session, please contact me.