I'm a queer bilingual therapist who can help you practice the skill of caring for yourself—as deeply and kindly as you care for others.
Associate Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Hez Wollin, LCSW
Our past experiences (especially early caregiver interactions) can significantly impact our relationships in the present. Once we start to become aware of patterns we're holding onto, we have more options and open up new possibilities in our relationships. My training in graduate school and beyond has been deeply grounded in psychodynamic theories, which help me get to the bottom of what you're experiencing and point the way toward change and growth.
The content of what we're talking about in therapy is important, but the relationship between us can be incredibly useful, too. Over the years, instructors and supervisors have helped me develop the skills needed to recognize when something important is playing out in how we interact. I can help us turn our attention to what's happening in the room, which will give you access to another way of learning about yourself, your patterns, and your needs.
Addressing the specific mental health needs of LGBTQIA+ people is the reason I started on the path toward becoming a therapist. As a queer woman, I've experienced firsthand what a difference it makes when you don't have to back up and explain your identity or relationship. And over the years, I've participated in numerous trainings and courses centering on providing queer- and trans-affirming mental heath care.