I appreciate the coping tools people bring to the table. Often, these coping tools are learned through cultural practices or personal beliefs deeply integral to the clients’ identity. I believe that it is important to foster this intuitive well of healing, strength, and resilience and to also empower you with new tools, so that you can better cope with issues such as stress, depression and anxiety.
My Background and Approach
I have worked extensively with diverse populations, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender presentation, and socioeconomic status, with a special focus on minority mental health. My approach to psychotherapy is trauma-informed, client-centered, with a social justice lens.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Identifying as Queer while being from a very conventional culture led to a long period of deep soul-searching and self-analysis. I understand firsthand how it feels to articulate issues of identity, intersectionality and social belonging. As a social justice advocate, my approach allows you to explore these socio-political issues and other issues you may be facing in everyday life. The goal is to have a holistic approach to healing so that you can reduce symptoms, meet goals, strengthen supports and overcome everyday stress as well as past trauma.