"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." -- Arundhati Roy
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Petaluma, CA
Supervised by Elaine Daly LMFT #46952
I've worked as a hospice nurse for seven years and have had the privilege to witness countless individuals and families navigate end of life issues, caregiving, and grief. I also recognize grief as a natural response to the many losses that we inevitably experience as we walk through our lives. Often, we aren't taught to recognize and honor these losses. Learning how to be with the wild force of grief can open our hearts and bring us closer to ourselves.
Anxiety is an experience that I know well, and one that I have worked with and witnessed in many clients. Through mindful attention and curiosity, we can learn how to notice the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that make up each of our individual experiences of anxiety. From this place of awareness, we can create space between ourselves and the anxiety, gaining control and flexibility, while also learning to uncover what the anxiety needs and how to offer that to ourselves.
As a white therapist and a white person committed to my own healing, I am engaged in my own lifelong unraveling of white privilege, fragility, and superiority. I see these layers of whiteness as an illness that causes immense harm and violence to POC, and that also is damaging for the soul and spirit of white people. We need to engage in this work for our own healing and our own liberation. I believe that therapy can and should be a space to do this deep, painful, and necessary work.