I believe that all human beings have the ability to grow and create meaningful lives. I also believe that without an understanding environment and warm, supportive relationships, changing your circumstances is incredibly difficult. When you do not have that support in your life, therapy can be the non-judgmental, comforting space to explore, question, challenge, and affirm your beliefs, behaviors, identities, and realities. Knowing that therapy is sometimes your only respite from the stress of the world, I work to challenge my own privilege and make the therapeutic relationship inclusive, affirming, and welcoming to you. As a mental health provider and someone who witnesses the realities of ostracized, underserved, and underprivileged communities, I work, both professionally and personally, to advocate for changes in systems and institutions that uphold discrimination, marginalization, isolation, and prejudice. Anti-ableist and LGBTQIA+ advocacy is particularly important to me.