As a Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor, I have worked with individuals, couples, & families.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Piscatway, NJ
Human beings are part of a cultural group, irrespective of their country or ancestral origin. Our participation in these groups etch on our psyche markings of our identity, personality, beliefs, interests, career choices, partner choice and our outlook on how we define family and how individuals interact in our network and how we present to them. Understanding our culture equates to understanding our positionality in this web.
BIPOC especially BIPOC womxn have have been oppressed and marginalized for centuries and the oppression continues at micro and macro level which chips away at emotional, mental and as evident from Adverse Childhood Experiences Longitudinal Study also negatively impact physical health. Historical/ Intergenerational Trauma Focused Therapy helps to integrate these forces into therapeutic conversations with my clientele who can re-direct misplaced blame.
As an POC Immigrant Woman and living and working in a community of immigrants, I recognize the need for therapists who understand the struggles of immigrant families.