About My Clients
My clients start therapy seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships and the world. They may be wanting to explore something difficult and painful in a safe space on their own terms to work on themes such as depression, anxiety, grief & loss, sexuality & racial identity exploration, trauma, and life transitions. They seek a healing journey where radical acceptance of themselves uncovers inner truths that may hard to experience without support and guidance.
My Background and Approach
Come to therapy as you are. Together we will cultivate a safe space of healing, vulnerability and self-exploration. I will be by your side as your witness and guide. I believe difficult feelings — shame, sadness, anxiety, guilt, unworthiness, fear, anger, doubt, rage, and loneliness—are the doorway to embracing your whole self. Therapy will also involve developing a relationship with your body. Our bodies are a portal to navigate our feelings and unearth the experiences that have made us who we are. I will work collaboratively with you to help you follow the senses and signals of your body in order to integrate your healing through your mind, body, and spirit. I will encourage you to befriend uncomfortable feelings and sensations to access the traumas, attachments, and emotional wounds stored in your body.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe people’s experiences and identities need space to be explored, honored, and witnessed in their wholeness. By teasing out the intersecting threads of racism, xenophobia, colonialism, gender and sexual identity oppression, and body discrimination, among others, I will make space for you to embody all parts of yourself. Witnessing this process is a privilege and honor. As a cisgender female, immigrant, pansexual and biracial human, I have existed in-between multiple identities without society’s affirmation. By exploring these feelings of otherness in my own healing, I am working towards embracing and accepting my whole self—ultimately the radical acceptance of myself. As a therapist, I believe that being transparent about my journey can show that healing is not linear, that it is a continual process. Through this transparency, I strive to cultivate a non-hierarchal space of unconditional regard, where clients can experience of freedom of being themselves.