Maybe you’re struggling in your current job - feeling undervalued and misunderstood for the strengths you possess - or maybe you’re considering a major career change. Do you need to go back to school? Would a new industry feel more satisfying? You grapple with these questions but don't know where to start. For career counseling, I provide assessment and support in your exploration of how your values can come to life in your work.
If you are suffering through the painful reality of parenting after losing a child, and trying to heal after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or TFMR, you may feel misunderstood, lonely, and hopeless. You need relief from the suffering. But what would healing even look like when you feel so much guilt and confusion? In this case, we will explore how trauma has affected your brain and nervous system to find relief as you grieve. We will honor the memories and hopes you had for your child and process what this new reality means for you.
I see the world as a complex interweb of systems that benefit those in power and marginalize and oppress those with less power and means. The events of the last few years indicate that larger groups of people are rightfully questioning and challenging these systems, but also grapple with how to navigate their day-to-day when those power structures are still in place. We all have free will and the ability to do incredible things if afforded the appropriate resources and access, so I see my role as a facilitator in my client's process. Meaning, my client is the expert. Therefore, it is simply my job to help them explore the parts of themselves that they may not have been able to before, and create a safe and affirming space for them to heal and grow. Additionally, since I identify as a hetero- cis white woman, I actively and constantly assess my internalized biases so that I can be a better therapist, ally, and advocate.