I see you as the expert on you, and my role as an expert in healing. I want our relationship to feel collaborative with your goals for therapy keeping the focus. Part of a therapist's job is to see things about you that you don't see and guide you to a greater awareness with empathy and steadiness. Three lenses inform my perspective of how we are hurt and how we heal: attachment theory, neuroscience, and social justice. Attachment theory is about how our behaviors are shaped by our early relationship with our caregivers and play out in our current relationships. Neuroscience offers understanding of how our experiences shape our brain and our brain shapes our behaviors. Inter-sectional social justice integrates our personal truth with the larger world and provides a path to empowerment. I have a bachelors of social work and a masters in art therapy counseling. I use EMDR, Brainspotting, somatic techniques, and parts work to heal trauma; which underlies most mental illness.