We all have the capacity to become the best versions of ourselves within our families, relationships and community.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Culturally sensitive therapy is important to me because it helps me to understand a client’s background, ethnicity, and belief system. With me practicing culturally sensitive therapy, I am able to communicate an awareness of my client's culture, beliefs, and practices, and I have an awareness of the client's goals and expectations.
ACT teaches clients mindfulness skills to thrive in ways consistent with personal values while developing positive mental health. With this treatment, I can provide guidance to clients to recognize their past ways to suppress, manage, and control emotional experiences that have created challenges. Being able to recognize and address these challenges, clients can become better able to make room for values-based actions that support their emotional and mental well-being.
Everyone has a story and as a therapist, I love to hear the clients story. Narrative therapy allows clients to find their voice and to use their voice to become experts within their own lives.
Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful situations but anxiety disorders can severely impair a client's ability to function at work, school, and in other social situations. I have diagnosed anxiety disorders and taught clients to identify and manage factors that contribute to their anxiety. By learning new skills, clients can reduce the likelihood and intensity of anxiety symptoms.
Systemic oppression can be damaging to your life, mental health and impact your sense of self. As a Black therapist, I understand the damage that this can cause and I also understand that there are times when western psychology practice is not always sufficient in addressing the mental health concerns of the historically oppressed and marginalized.
When I am working with Black, Indigenous and other People of Color with a history of trauma and oppression, it is important, to me, to address the historical context of the family through trace and culture. I explore the harm and trauma from a historical lens to understand the family dynamics. The abuse of our ancestors and their pain is within our bodies, our minds and our spirits. We can explore this together, if you are willing.