As a therapist, I operate from the lens that therapy is 'liberatory practice' that increases our capacity to care for ourselves and as needed, those around us. It can be quite the task to support others when we do not feel fully supported. Therapy can be an important tool for cultivating growth, transformation, and the iterative practice of healing.
Being human requires us to be in relationship with a complex web of emotions. We are in constant communication with our own inner world of thoughts, feelings, and needs. At the same time, we are navigating external relationships within our family systems, workplaces, social circles, communities and neighborhoods. Or perhaps we do not feel connected to any of these, and what does it mean to be in relationship to that sense of reality?
Therapy can be a place to help us rediscover our dignity and sense of aliveness. My commitment is to support clients to build toolkits and skillsets of care as they meet uncertainty, doubt, grief, distress, trauma, shame, and so forth. How can we meet these feelings and experiences in a way that leads us back to wellness? To do so, we will use a strengths-based approach that recognizes and builds on the wisdom and insight that clients have already.
Common + Lesser Known Reasons for Seeking Therapeutic Support:
Grief and loss
Identifying self-care needs and tools
Interpersonal relationship challenges
Managing life transitions
Navigating leadership responsibilities
Navigating mood changes that feel unmanageable
Navigating systems of oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc)
Racial/ ethnic/ cultural identity negotiation
Self-esteem and self-confidence
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE)
Shifts in spiritual or religious beliefs
Themes of self-harm
Trauma (e.g., acute, familial, intergenerational, PTSD, PTSS, state violence-induced, etc)
Clients can expect to meet for a 55 minute session. During this time, we will establish therapeutic goals that guide each session. For individuals and couples, we will identify practices and strategies that support client needs outside of session. I work with clients to establish a frequency of sessions that fit the client's budget and personal schedule.