While emotions like anger, sadness, or loss may be universally experienced, somehow they can also be alienating. This can be overwhelming and lead to emotional distress, leaving some feeling trapped, helpless, or even confused. Depending on your unique support systems, it can be a challenge to manage demanding personal problems.
My approach is identity-focused and multiculturally oriented in that I center on how your most salient identities shape your concerns and goals in therapy. As a biracial cisgender woman who is first-generation American and exploring motherhood in raising multiracial children, I understand the complexities of how identity interacts with mental health issues. Using a psychodynamic lens integrated with cognitive behavioral therapy, I explore maladaptive thoughts and unhelpful behaviors that may be rooted in early experiences and relationships. Most importantly, my priority is to ensure that our therapeutic relationship helps you feel safe, promotes confidence in navigating conflicts in your life, and fosters hope for the future.