About My Clients
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!*** Are you a trans, non-binary, or poly person looking for a therapist who understands and reflects your identity? Are you a newly diagnosed neurodivergent or neuroqueer adult? Are you chronically ill and tired of educating your therapists about your medical conditions? If so, you're in the right place! I want to give you the care you deserve. I want to work with you on the unique challenges you might be facing around any or all of these areas of life.
My Background and Approach
As someone who was trained at and saw a full caseload of clients at the LGBTQ Center of Orange County, I have experience working with clients like you, clients who have marginalized QTBIPOC identities. In addition, I have 10+ years of experiencing serving the chronic illness community. I use EMDR, Imago, and narrative therapy to empower you in your story. I continue to actively seek every opportunity to learn about the issues that face the niche communities I serve because your problems matter to me. We will work collaborative to create goals, utilize research, employ interventions, and foster your agency in your healing journey. I might not know you yet, but I know some of your pain quite well. My loved ones in the community and my clients have shared stories similar to yours--I might even have one similar to yours. It's my life mission to help ease your pain and to help you heal. Let's connect over the phone for 20 minutes and see if we're a good fit. It doesn't hurt to call!
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As a queer Muslim therapist--I know you may have had to read that twice--I believe that everyone deserves to have a therapist who understands, appreciates, and addresses the multiplicity of who they are. This is part of the reason that I became a therapist myself. I didn't see therapists who understood my complex experiences or who were willing to do the work so that I didn't have to educate them during our limited time together. It's important to me that you feel more than seen and heard in the therapeutic space--you should feel accepted for who you are and not judged because of it. If you work with me, I will never pathologize you unless you believe that something is a problem for you or affecting your functioning in some way. We will collaborate in designing your treatment goals based on your values and needs to address your concerns. At the end of the day, therapy is about making your life what you would want it to be in a way that is authentic to your values and desires.