Volunteering with court-involved people for more than a decade is how I came to the field of therapy, and I continue to love supporting people who are caught up in these massive systems of control. Mass incarceration has traumatized communities and families, and continues to do so every day. I work closely with attorneys to provide context for how trauma impacts court-involvement, and am also happy to provide psychological evaluations for court-involved persons at an attorney or judge's request.
I have done a great deal of work to explore and understand my own privilege, and I would love to help you do the same. I believe that systemic racism has negatively impacted us societally and individually, and that working toward dismantling these systems (both externally and internally) will have positive impacts on our collective health. I would be honored to be with you on your journey out of shame and into action!
The majority of my training has focused on treating complex trauma, which is chronic and cumulative in both exposure and impact. This kind of trauma is often relational, intergenerational, and systemic. Sometimes this can look like PTSD, and sometimes it shows up in other ways. I used phase based treatment models that include extensive safety building in the therapeutic relationship in order to move toward processing and integration.