This is a brave step you’re taking . I’ve helped POC, activists, LGBQ folks, artists, IT workers etc discover and reach their dreams .
Therapist in Chicago, IL
Living in this culture for many is a battle field littered with toxic history. While we advertise “ the land of the free” and democracy as our mottos Obviously it isn’t. Ive studied and been involved in struggles related to the holocaust, black history women’s rights ,throughout my life As Fanon said you can have the greatest parents but when the dominant culture sees you as inferior you confront micro and macro aggressions daily. I work to help one find ways to disrupt this narrative.
Depression ,unfortunately, can become a way of life . Feelings and behavior such as feeling stuck with no plans or hope for change , feeling alone misunderstood or ignored, the need for drugs or alcohol to feel any ease , irritability and a constant inner and outer dialogue criticizing oneself, others and the world can plague you. Unraveling and understanding these feelings, and building goals to dream towards is what we will work on together to make your life into the one you want !
I am very very aware of the specific, confusing and contradicting issues women face on a daily basis. It's been my honor to help women ( and men) recognize patriarchy in both its subtle and obvious ways , discern how this word view impacts their sense of themselves and other women . lastly try to learn to navigate the relentless onslaught of micro and macro aggressions of being a woman in our society
I have worked with many people who are African Americans, from other countries and Queer in the course of my career. I try to be very aware of my clients past and present life and I am always open to being told when I am insensitive.
This is another way of describing psychodynamic treatment. In the course of many psychodynamic treatments long buried feelings and memories often come to light and often impact ones understanding of oneself in a deep resonating manner
We talk about the present and how to manage your stresses . In addition psychodynamic therapy believes if we explore issues and events from your past this has and will likely impact what is happening to you and how you are experience the present.