I am a 67 year old gay man. After I retired, I started graduate school to become a therapist and I'm now a second-year MSW clinical intern.
Student Therapist in Albuquerque, NM
Supervised by Jenna Norton, LICSW
Historical and inter-generational trauma is experienced by groups of people - communities, ethnic, cultural, etc. - and can surface in ways that cause a range of psychological and emotional problems that effect the core of a person's identity and self-image. Cultural sensitivity, knowledge and competence are necessary to heal these complex wounds so that each person may embody the richness of their heritage and community.
PTSD results from both "big T & little t" traumas, single incident and insidious toxic environments. In addition to my course work at NM Highlands University, I have done extra-curricular independent study in trauma recovery. I have completed basic and advanced EMDR training through the EMDR Institute plus independent study in Internal Family Systems and Narrative Therapy, which I employ in an integrative approach to working with clients dealing with simple and complex traumatic stress.
I am a 67 year old gay man who has lived and worked in the LGBTQ+ community for more than four decades. There are unique psychological and emotional issues experienced by our community, often shame-based and trauma-based. I have chosen to focus my work as a therapist on our community and create a healing environment to address the emotional wounds so many of us bring into therapy.