I approach our work together through a lens of cultural humility and by supporting the intersectional strengths you bring.
Clinical Psychologist in Denver, CO
For many of us, COVID-19 has significantly disrupted our careers and career goals. For some it may mean facing loss of income or furloughs. For others it may be a deliberate choice to leave the workforce to take care of children and/or elders. As the pandemic continues to affect millions of people across the world, previously stable career paths may become unstable. It is important you develop the tools to navigate these uncertain times to ensure the success of you and your loved ones.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the unspoken and agreed-upon relationship/marital norms. For many of us, couples who spent all day at work are now spending most of their time working from home. For many families, couples who are not privileged to work from home are coping with the stress of the added risk of contracting COVID-19. Many of us are also struggling with our family income being negatively impacted due to the pandemic.
The unprovoked deaths of women and men of color have exposed again the challenges that many of us face to have true equity in the United States. This, along with COVID-19 and the resulting economic impact have had a disproportionate impact on families of color. Understanding the systemic issues and how to address them proactively is essential for our mental health.
I am trained in family systems (Bowenian) approaches to therapy. By examining the patterns within the family and across generations, we can bring insight into behaviors that may be holding us back. This approach is especially useful in communities of color given our desire to maintain strong multi-generational kinship networks.
Based upon your unique pieces of diversity (e.g., age, gender, race, class, etc.) I work to uncover how to view these from a place of agency and strength; in your home, work and social spheres. Each of us have aspects of our identity which we aren't nurturing to the fullest of our ability.
My doctoral training was rooted in CBT approaches. By understanding our thoughts and how they impact behaviors we want to adjust, we can become more healthy. CBT is one of the most well-researched and validated approaches for therapy.
In a culturally responsive and humble approach, I work to bring all aspects of your identity as strengths in the counseling environment. I believe that when we are in touch with all aspects of our identity, we are better able to proactively address the challenges that are facing us.
By uncovering the internal thoughts and behaviors that may be getting in our way, we are more quickly able to directly challenge the problems facing us. We also become better equipped to break down large issues into more manageable solutions.