My multiple identities and cross-cultural experiences bring a unique perspective to therapy.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
Cultural humility is important, in order to fully appreciate the information that individuals bring to the room. Engaging in self-reflection, gaining information and understanding about other cultures, and exploring the influence of our background, heritage, and life experiences add value to the therapeutic process.
Creating a space of safety, and support is important when addressing the needs of individuals. I approach the process with humility, and give individuals the space and time to share their story at their own pace, in their own way, in as much detail as they feel comfortable.
Somatic movement and mindfulness work stress and tension out of the body, and regulates the nervous system. Intentional movement gives us the opportunity to take control of how we move through space, and teaches us to be reponsive rather than reactive.
Being Black, immigrant, and a woman, I am aware of the legacy of enslavement and oppressive practices, in America and the Caribbean islands. Over the past two years, I've worked with clients to better navigate oppressive systesms, predominantly white institutions, and challenge messages around Eurocentric standards of beauty and presentation.
I am a Certified Trauma Professional. I'm certified by Evergreen Certifications. Certification No.: 961745
With sexual abuse and assault, survivors are generally left to deal shame, fear, and guilt that aren't their burdens to carry. This posture reinforced by culture, family dynamics, rules, and expectations, and problematic religous and justice systems.