My approach is relational and trauma focused and clients describe me as warm, authentic, and direct.
What therapy with me looks like:
You will have a non-judgmental space to explore and process feelings in order to uncover patterns that keep you stuck. We will explore unhelpful behaviors and beliefs that impact relationships, work, and how you view yourself. You will have the opportunity to be fully “seen” and understood. Clients share that this approach helps them gain the insight, confidence, and self acceptance to grow and make changes in their life.
Together we will explore how past experiences may be contributing to your pain now and we will work together to process trauma that is holding you back. I utilize EMDR, a highly effective approach to treating trauma and reducing reducing anxiety and low self esteem. If you have tried therapy before but find there are certain memories, beliefs, or feelings that seem “stuck,” EMDR can help address them.
As a social worker who utilizes a social justice lens, I will often explore how systemic oppression contributes to the pain you are experiencing as well. My commitment to social justice is what brought me to social work.
As a 1st generation American, I welcome clients who want to explore the challenges and strengths of being a child of immigrants. I work with clients to understand how culture and intergenerational trauma may be impacting them.