About My Clients
I'm passionate about serving adult clients dealing with trauma associated with adverse childhood experiences and sexual abuse/assault. The impact of these experiences manifests in many different ways. Here are just a few: challenges relating to relationships, setting boundaries, and constantly feeling guarded. I'm here to help you identify protective mechanisms and process sensory memory so you can live a liberated and empowered life.
My Background and Approach
I grew up living on the island of Antigua and in New York City. This experience has allowed me to be culturally sensitive, and more curious about differences and commonalities in culture, family dynamics, and parenting styles. My approach is eclectic and client centered. I believe people already have the answers they seek, and my responsibility is to assist in the discovery of these answers. My approach also involves mindfulness and movement to guide clients towards feeling safe in the body. My practice disrupts transgenerational patterns that perpetuate silence and secrecy around sexual abuse and other adverse childhood experiences. I earned an MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College (concentration in juvenile delinquency), and an MA in Mental Health Counseling from New York University.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My personal journey with therapy has been very liberating. I've learned that I am not my protective mechanisms and adaptations are not identities. Once I realized and believed that, it became very easy for me to be vulnerable and unafraid to be seen and heard. I believe this realization is possible for everyone. I also believe that there is no one-size -fits-all approach to therapy. Each individual needs a unique client specific approach, and this goes beyond being collaborative. It requires me to be open to feedback, to be vulnerable, and to cultivate a space where clients feel comfortable to communicate in transparency.