I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow, learn, and change. I strive to maintain an awareness of the systemic structures that influence oppression and privilege, using a trauma-informed lens. I believe that in order to be an effective clinician, I, too, must strive to actively grow as an individual and as a professional along the way. My philosophy is to continuously work to learn, sharpen my skills, and challenge my own perceptions and biases so that I can create a healing space for others. I also practice what I preach, meaning that I would never advocate for a client to do something that I wouldn't (or haven't) done myself!