About My Clients
My practice focuses on self-esteem and identity work, while helping you reflect on the person that you truly are. By forming a stronger understanding of your personal values and various personality aspects, you can strengthen your identity from within. This can help with depression and anxiety, as identity formation and understanding can be affected by many events that occur in your day to day life. If you’ve lost sight of who you are due to stressful situations, I am here to help.
My Background and Approach
Coming from a multicultural background helps me to understand different cultures very deeply, and I will be sensitive to your needs and desires. I practice from a strong humanistic approach, and will work with you to set and achieve your goals. Finding the right therapist is important. I am here to help, and will work at your pace to overcome life’s obstacles. Some more of my previous experience includes working with clients on self esteem, emotional understanding, identity formation, confidence issues and uncovering the meaning behind these circumstances. I also enjoy working with spouses who would like to explore their personal identities on a deeper level, and gain a better understanding of their inner workings outside of their relationships, both in heterosexual couplings and with those in the LGBTQ community. When working with couples and families, I focus on communication issues utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques to help aid in both understanding and communication.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Before discovering my path towards becoming a therapist, I worked with children for over a decade teaching art. Although I loved that time, I still felt that there was more I wanted to do. I felt an urge to not only work with children, but adults as well. I reflected on my life and realized that I had personal experience growing up as a mixed race woman in America, and found that a lot of people I met who were of similar backgrounds had a difficult time identifying how they were accepted and what their worth was in society. Not only did I find that my background played a role in my ability to empathize with people from other cultures, I also began to realize that the many traumas I’ve encountered in my life have also helped me to understand others on a deeper level. I have survived house fires, family deaths, medical illnesses and un-healthy relationships. I learned the importance of self care, and how vital it is to have a personal therapist helping to navigate the road of life.