As social beings, we not only learn about ourselves in relation to others, we also strive to feed relationships that meet our ever-evolving needs and desires. While we often crave the love of those around us, connecting to people, let alone ourselves, isn’t easy. Patterns of relating to others are learned early in life and are often carried over into adulthood. In our work together, we'll pay close attention to the many ways you form connections.
Psychodynamic psychotherapists believe that knowing yourself deeply will have positive effects and that your ability to be completely honest with yourself is central to mental and emotional wellbeing. Our work together will focus on things such as how you express your emotions and thoughts, your past experiences and how they shape you, patterns in the way you relate, and how you cope with stress and pain.
The lack of representation within the mental health field poses a challenge for individuals looking to connect with providers who share an understanding of minority experiences. It is important for one’s therapist to respect the similarities and differences shared in your therapeutic relationship. Without cultural sensitivity, you may be left feeling unheard and misunderstood which is counterproductive to therapy. As a WOC, I’m especially passionate about working with BIPOC folx.