I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I have five years of community mental health experience in homeless services.
Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
When new transitions related to career, relationships, and other aspects of life occur, there is always a grief process associated with it that creates anxiety related to feelings of uncertainty and loss of control. I offer a somatic and spiritual perspective in re-framing and guiding folks along these new transitional processes as a therapist.
Trauma can be inherited with families and cultural origins, which produce unhealthy coping mechanisms and unexpected traumatic responses. I create a collaborative and safe container to process these traumas and co-create spaces where clients can heal and break these cycles and patterns.
Almost all folks that have done in-person or any type of classified essential work during the pandemic has experienced work burnout and compassion fatigue. I utilize my live experience as an essential worker and years working in behavioral health systems as a way to process and create healthy coping mechanisms to re-energize clients to creating a work/life balance that minimizes and prevents extra stress.
My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for learning, growth, and transformation. As your therapist, I will learn with and alongside you in real time about what that means for your healing journey, honoring your inner wisdom, while supporting you with offerings of relevant ideas, experiences, and skills.
When co-creating healing, I recognize that I am bringing my own humanity to the table as well, which includes aspects of privilege from my own intersectional identities. I am committed to continuing my own work to examine and minimize any potential for harm, and I use my own journey as opportunities to refine my ability to support my clients in theirs. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for learning, growth, and transformation.
I don’t consider myself a very traditional therapist. I work very collaboratively with my clients, bringing my authentic self into the room while letting my clients take the lead in their lives. I work really actively with clients to facilitate a co-created healing space that allows for all aspects of a client’s identity and experience.