Dr. Karyn Purvis said, “the goal is to see the precious child that exists beneath the survival strategies, and to let them know that we see them.” This quote resonates deeply with me. My goal as a clinician is to see every precious, pure child underneath the protective, survival strategies that any hurt adult has had to develop to survive. I do not think any of us actively, intentionally engage in harmful behaviors, unless they serve us or have served us in the past.
I am also extremely passionate about dismantling white supremacy, and decolonizing mental health. I am constantly nerding out about deconstructing norms that have been put in place by western society that serve no one. Along with being fiercely anti racist, I strive to create a space that is body inclusive and acknowledges how systems oppress folks in larger bodies.
Additionally, I'm generally very interested in integrating non traditional forms of well being to enhance therapeutic processes and personal philosophy.