I have 10+ years of experience working with diverse communities, including LGBTQ+, gender expansive/non-binary, kink/BDSM, poly/non-monogamy, sex workers, and fat individuals. I had the privilege of being a resource to individuals, couples, and families facing various challenges including depression, anxiety, body image, self-esteem, perfectionism, loneliness, relationship challenges, and family struggles.
My Background and Approach
I approach the therapeutic process with abundant unconditional love and intimate vulnerability. In session, I show up as a human being. I’m flawed, I also struggle with painful emotions, and try my best to be my authentic self. Together, we’ll explore your emotions and revisit past experiences so we can identify the source of current unhelpful patterns and develop helpful ones. We’ll cry, laugh, and keep it real. In fact, I have a knack for cutting through the BS so we can get the best results for you.
I prioritize anti-oppressive feminist, positive psychology, and multicultural counseling approaches. This means that we’ll address, in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner, the unconscious forces in your life that were internalized by living in an oppressive world, such as internalized shame about your identities, desires, or actions.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My experience has taught me that being heard, affirmed, and celebrated is vital to growth and well-being. Therefore, I approach the therapeutic process with unconditional affirmation, respect, care, and compassion.
I believe that our well-being is shaped by our past & present experiences, future aspirations, relationships with others, and the society-at-large. Each person has the answers, and I'm certain that through our collaborative work, you will uncover the best answers for you. I hope to have a chance to work with you and create a successful healing experience.