I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, and automatic negative self-talk.
I am passionate about helping others process racial trauma and step into their identity in a way that is empowering and fulfilling.
I have experience assisting individuals with navigating relationships and communicating their needs using non-violent communication.
I believe that culture and identity is where we find our power as people. I co-facilitate a program called Care for Culture that teaches about health disparities in mental health care and discusses way to address biases. I have also co-facilitated a book club on "How to be an Antiracist" and facilitated discussions about anti-racist practices and therapy. I have worked with a myriad of cultures relating to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, and lifestyle.
My practice is informed by attachment theory because I believe it helps us understand our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It takes three generations to rid ourselves of unconscious behaviors if we are able to bring those behaviors into our awareness and then choose to break the cycle. Attachment Theory is also critical to understanding one's brain development and the impact on current interpersonal relationships.
I have utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients with managing many symptoms including depression, anxiety, OCD, and insomnia. This approach is appropriate for a client that is very logic based and has negative beliefs or thoughts that impact their mood.