You are the expert on your own life, and I'm here to work with you on developing insight into your authentic self.
Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
Moving through life with an eating disorder is not an easy journey; it's difficult to be fully engaged in life when you're surrounded by food. It can feel as though your body is in a constant battle with your mind: do I avoid the food to avoid the fear or do I fuel my body? Is there something wrong with me if I fuel my body? Our society equates a white-centric, colonized body as a valuable body, and a valuable body as a valuable and worthy person.
Working in high-level STEM fields can be extremely difficult. You may feel alone, isolated, and like an imposter, anxious to talk to others about how you feel. Maybe your research isn't progressing as quickly as you think it should, and you've equated that to a lack of personal progress. Maybe you are struggling to explain how you're feeling because you are stuck in an analytical, objective mindset. Drawing on her experiences, we can work together to develop coping skills for the road ahead.
Discrete, life-threatening experiences aren't the only experiences that can impart traumatic stress. Trauma can be caused by anything that threatens your perception of self and who you are as a person, including oppressive systems and institutions. Maybe you developed coping mechanisms, but you're looking to thrive rather than survive. Trauma informed care is the cornerstone of my work. I strongly believe in the power of collaborating with you to ensure a trustworthy and empowered relationship.