I bring in a bicultural perspective in therapy to be culturally attuned and address rooted issues related to our mental health struggles.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gardena, CA
As a person of color raised in the U.S., I understand it is extemeley difficult and traumatizing to deal with the daily issues that racism and systemic racism create. I work with individuals that seek to understand how their racial identity humanizes and empowers their being in this world.
I have worked with many families that have experienced family conflict. I use Functional Family Therapy (FFT) concepts and approach that allows me to work with family members in addressing repetitive cycles that impact family relationships. My goal when working with families is to find solutions and openly talk about the cycles that continue to create issues within family members.
Many times our own individual issues are rooted from many generations of trauma that are passed on to our present reality. I work with individuals and families to dive into the trauma that has been passed down from generation to generation. I address the issues pertaining to historical trauma that has impacted our racial/ethnic group and work on connecting to how it impacts our current mental health. My main goal is to help you break those cycles that have carried on for generations.
Many of our issues come from our family of origin; therefore, I help you process, analyze, and connect how our relationships with our family and ourselves impact us. I use Functional Family Therapy (FFT) concepts and approach that allows me to work with family members in addressing repetitive cycles that impact family relationships. My goal when working with families is to find solutions and openly talk about the cycles that continue to create issues within family members.
Our culture, ethnicity, and race play a big role in how we define ourselves as humans. I am sensitive to the intersecting identities we hold and address the issues pertaining to our respective groups. I am attuned to how being a culturally sensitive in therapy allows space to build the relationship between you and I and foster a safe space.
I am trained in CBT and use it throughout our therapy journey in order to draw connections between our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
I use EMDR to address the root causes of traumatic experiences. With EMDR treatment I will work with you in helping unclog and the memories that have been impacting your life to help you heal.