**Currently not taking new clients at this time** Trauma-informed, culturally responsive mental health counselor in the Portland-Metro Area.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Hillsboro, OR
I believe that the counseling relationship should be equitable, not hierarchical. Intersectional feminism helps inform how one's marginalized and privileged identities have impacted one's mental health in the different systems we navigate.
I believe counseling should be built on a foundation of support, non-judgment, empathy and trust.
Instead of asking "what's wrong with you?" I ask "what happened?" We are all impacted by trauma, big and small. I emphasize autonomy and self-empowerment, and I draw from neuroscience and social justice in my trauma-informed practices.
I believe that in order for a therapeutic relationship to thrive, it needs to be built on a foundation of non-judgment and trust. I also believe that the client knows themselves best, and my job is to facilitate your ability to reflect and process.