Who I am as a psychologist is deeply tied to who I am as a person. My goal is to co-create a space that empowers vulnerability and change.
Psychologist in Chicago, IL
As a "fellow traveler", my role with clients is to develop safe and affirming space in response to client anxiety, create a sense of willingness on the part of the client to explore their concern, and use creativity to create awareness of a richer sense of authenticity and purpose in life.
Multicultural considerations are embedded throughout my work given sociopolitical and historical factors permeate every aspect of our existence. I recognize that both my client and I are complex individuals by nature of our unique lived experiences and intersections of sociocultural and sociopolitical identities. Cultural humility, authenticity, and validation are integral within my efforts to develop rapport and a therapeutic relationship with clients.
EMDR is an excellent tool for reprocessing the lessons from life that have stuck and no longer serve us in a different modality than traditional talk therapy. There's a wealth of empirical support for the effectiveness of EMDR as a trauma therapy. Just like this evidence, I've been successful in facilitating clients' reprocessing. I was trained in the Institute for Creative Mindfulness' EMDR BIPOC cohort.