I help people heal from postpartum anxiety/depression, explore social identities through an anti-oppression lens, and integrate loss/trauma.
Counselor in Seattle, WA
When we think about trauma, we often think of combat or sexual assault. However, trauma can be any incident or chronic experience that is overwhelming and leaves us feeling helpless or horrified. Trauma therapy can help heal painful childhood experiences, shift relationship patterns, and free us from toxic shame and limiting beliefs about ourselves. I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Lifespan Integration, and somatic (body-based) therapy in healing trauma.
Pregnancy, birth, and parenthood can bring us face-to-face with intense emotions, utter exhaustion, and overwhelming demands and expectations. Isolation, frustration, frightening thoughts and self-doubt don’t have to be your new normal. With the right support, you can become the parent you want to be, reconnect with yourself and your community. I have completed specialized training in perinatal mental health, including a year-long clinical training group through Perinatal Support of Washington.
After working as a volunteer facilitator of anti-bias consultation and training programs in nonprofit, corporate, school, and community settings, I went to graduate school to study the psychological impact of oppression and racial identity development. While in school, I ran a weekly group for anti-racist white students, to explore white identity, intersectionality, and privilege. I am passionate about supporting folks of all races/ethnicities in intersectional social justice work.