About My Clients
I have worked with diverse clients on a variety of issues, but I most often work with LGBTQIA+ clients. This has included but is not limited to exploring gender identity/sexual orientation, family wounds, relationship dynamics, religious conflict/deconstruction, and trauma & PTSD. I have additional experience and training working with clients in the queer community who have received a positive HIV diagnosis.
My Background and Approach
My approach to therapy includes Attachment Theory and Internal Family Systems. Attachment focuses on how family of origin relationships shapes the way we are in relationships with others today. IFS works from the mindset that the path to healing comes from living as our most authentic Self. These models move away from stigmatizing diagnoses and into awareness raising of why we do what we do. In sessions, this looks and feels like warmth, empathy, curious exploration, unconditional positive regard, and being non-judgmental.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that clarity is kind; thats why I am transparent with my clients on my place in the queer community and my stance on social justice advocacy. I strive to continually work towards cultural competency and humility as I listen to and learn from BIPOC community.