I believe that emotional distress is too often pathologized when it’s actually an understandable response to society’s oppressive systems. I view therapy as a safe, accountable space to explore and sit with hard feelings and examine how one’s identities and systems of oppression are informing what you’re feeling, what you’ve experienced, and the pain you may be carrying. I strive to be a transparent, flexible, and humble therapist and prioritize a collaborative relationship through which, with time and trust, you can feel safe to share and unburden your most vulnerable parts, (re)connect with authenticity, and work towards liberation.
I work with folks on a variety of concerns, including but not limited to trauma, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, from an anti-oppressive lens that takes into account clients’ social identities, oppressive systems, and intergenerational trauma. I have primarily worked with people of color and/or who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Additional niches include folks that would describe themselves as people-pleasing and have experienced emotional neglect or complex trauma more broadly.
I also approach therapy from feminist, relational-cultural, internal-family-systems lenses that serve to consider you as a unique individual and in relation to interpersonal, cultural, political, and societal contexts. We would work together on the goals/concerns you want to explore and co-create a safe space that honors growth, authenticity, healing, creativity, and liberation.