I reject the idea that having mental health issues is a sign of individualistic shortcomings. I believe that often, our mental health struggles in part, come from living in a society that isn’t conducive to mental wellbeing. Issues pertaining to varying parts of our identity, like sexual orientation, gender identity, race, class, (dis)abilities, religion, etc. and how society interacts with these intersecting identities can further exacerbate mental health issues and worsen pre-existing symptoms.
I believe that it is vital to have a therapist who is deeply aware and attuned to how systemic issues affect one’s mental health and wellbeing. I aim to provide a space that is affirming, safe, and culturally responsive. I am dedicated to providing a space that helps you explore your intersecting identities in a way that empowers you to find liberation from narratives that other and shame you.