I believe in liberation, equity, justice, and honoring individuals, communities, and nature. The world is a big place, and our personal paths are often shaped by family, friends, community, institutions and experiences; sometimes it is these exact experiences that bring someone to counseling. Being mindful of and disrupting oppressive, discriminatory, and colonized ways of being are key personal and professional values and responsibilities I hold.
All of my counseling work is done in the context of supporting and exploring cultural and social identity, intersectionality, and liberation whether we are explicitly discussing it in session or not. This includes an understanding of the ways the mental health system has failed and continues to fail clients by engaging in oppression, and my role as a White provider in upholding/dismantling that system.