I am a queer, fat, white Couple and Family Therapist who utilizes systemic theory in my sex therapy practice.
Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Supervised by Jordon Campbell, LPC
I believe some individuals have a hard time sifting through the emotional experiences of a conflict or distressing event. We are taught to deny our emotions as they are "unwanted or not necessary". My role is to help folks identify and work through underlying emotions and establish patterns/cycles within their relationships as a way to understand and create change in their lives.
We are made up of different parts of ourselves- the anxious mind, the rational mind, and many others in order to help us through struggles and conflict within our lives. These parts of ourselves were developed for a reason and sometimes can over-function. I promote identifying these parts within my clients and help them understand why these parts are over-functioning in different aspects of my client's lives.
I view my cases through a family systems approach, meaning that we are inherently influenced by the individuals and relationship patterns we have within our families and the systems around us. I promote understanding of these systemic influences with my clients to help them find points of distress or areas of change and help the client on their journey.
As someone who identifies as a fat woman, I can assist my fellow fat or body dysmorphic clients through the struggles of body image in our modern world. I implement techniques and frameworks from CBT, radical self-acceptance, and body neutrality to aid in my client's struggles with their bodies.
Whether they're new to the kink scene or are a hardened veteran, I assist my clients with kinks and alternative lifestyles with compassion and understanding. I work towards understanding my client's concerns with these issues and help brainstorm ways to address these concerns within the limits of the client's needs.
For some folks, it's difficult to discuss past sexual experiences that may be uncomfortable to confront, especially with family and friends. I provide space and knowledge for my clients who have experienced concerning sexual experiences to aid in processing the event and some of the ways it influences my client's life today.