I became a therapist because I believe that therapy serves a few primary needs that are lacking in many of our modern lives. First, it is a place where one can drop avoidance and instead practice direct contact with difficulty as it is unfolding in real time. Second, in a society that is suffering the effects of hate filled rhetoric and an increase in disconnection, it is place to cultivate compassion, acceptance, and love - both for oneself and others. Finally, therapy is a place to embrace the messiness of being human without the need for perfection or urgency.
In addition, I am committed to engaging in anti-oppression work, both internally and externally. I engage in frequent conversations, self-reflection, and trainings in service of creating a courageous, educated, and comfortable space to explore identity and the impacts that culture, society, power, and oppression have on each one of my clients and so that I can remain humble when I don't get things quite right.