Hello! I am a social worker specializing in sexual trauma healing, queer issues, neurodivergence and radical self love.
Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
Every single person is impacted by the culture of white supremacy. I will work with you to identify patterns rooted in whiteness and support you in disrupting them. I believe it is the responsibility of every clinician to acknowledge the ways in which whiteness harms us individually as well as those around us. Without judgment or harshness, I will support you in dismantling your internalized white supremacy and practicing authentic allyship.
Your sexuality is complex, exciting and worth exploring if you want to. Everyone deserves a safe space to examine their sexuality. Whether you're newly curious about your identity or you're well versed in unpacking it, I am so excited to explore with you. My favorite part of being queer is the ability to write your own rules and decide what each element of queerness means to you, AND that can be really intimidating. You're not alone, we're in this together!
I have worked with sexual violence survivors in some capacity since 2013. I operate from an empowerment model and I hope to create a therapeutic space where you can explore the ways in which sexual trauma has impacted your day-to-day AND learn how to reclaim your space and agency in the world. This includes exploring sexuality and pleasure if those are things you want. I believe all survivors deserve access to safe, pleasurable sex at all stages of their recovery.
Existential therapy can sound scary and abstract, but really, it's all about each individual identifying values and importance in their lives, and letting those values and important things be *enough.* I have found existential therapy incredibly effective within the context of capitalism, white supremacy culture and any/all other socially-imposed values systems.
IFS, or parts work, essentially says that all of us have "parts" within us that make us who we are. Some of these parts protect us, some act as managers, and some are exiled (often due to trauma). IFS helps us to make sense of our different parts and figure out how to bring them into alignment to be our most authentic selves.
The crux of narrative therapy is that we as humans are not our problems. Our problems are our problems. By externalizing the issues we face, we can address them more compassionately and directly.
I am trained in and working toward becoming EMDR certified. EMDR can be a powerful tool in trauma healing — through creating safety in our relationship and using bilateral stimulation, we can tap into your brain's innate ability to heal from and process trauma.