I am an Indigenous clinical social worker, specializing in developmental trauma, neurodiversity, queer and trans issues and relationships.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Federal Way, WA
Do you have a constantly running negative script about who you are and your relationships? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety and having compassion for your neurodiversity? I use the power of story telling to collaborate with my clients to tell stories about who they are that increase self-compassion and connection with self and others. I use my cultural framework as an Indigenous therapist to share the medicine of building life affirming story telling skills.
My work is informed by anti-racist and anti-colonial healing practices. I accept the destructive impacts that systems of oppression and settler colonialism have had on our collective consciousness as a fundamental process impacting all of our wellbeing. I accept that we can choose to disinherit the aspects of our society that do not serve our health and vitality. I regularly incorporate an analysis of the harmful aspects of our culture as a component of my client’s healing work.
I help people who are living with the impacts of trauma - experiences that have overwhelmed their ability to cope. My skills are best suited for people living with the impact of systemic violence and childhood trauma. When my clients start therapy with me they often feel uncertain about who they are and what they want out of life. When they end therapy with me they feel more clear about their needs, desires and how to get both met.