As a queer Filipina survivor, I am no stranger to the stigmas surrounding queer identity, mental health, and trauma. For this reason, it is my utmost goal to create a safe, nurturing environment for my clients to feel accepted and comfortable showing up just as they are. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful mechanism for change and strive to create an environment where you feel wholly accepted as you are and across all your various, intersecting identities.
In a typical session, we may work to explore intergenerational trauma and the messages you received as a child through your family, culture, and society in order to understand how they impact you now as an adult. I believe our inner wounded child affects how we show up in our day-to-day lives, relationships, and how we love ourselves; my goal is to help guide you toward healing and loving your inner child, thereby learning to love yourself more.