Experienced counselor with a passion for social justice and liberation. I am honored to take this journey with you.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas City, MO
As a member of the LGBTQ community, I have unique insight into the concerns facing LGBTQ clients. I work with folks on addressing issues of homophobia, relationships, and self-acceptance. I do this in a supportive, affirming environment.
I practice using a liberation framework where I understand that traditional, Western psychology practice are often not sufficient in addressing the mental health concerns of the historically oppressed.
I view ADHD not as a disorder, but as a gift. However, just like with any superpower, one must harness their abilities in order to utilize them to the best of their abilities. Give me a shout and I'll show you how.
Culturally focused therapy is not just a part of my practice, it is THE foundation. I believe it is integral to the therapeutic process to understand the role our culture as well as society's response to our culture impacts our mental health.
I am trained in EMDR and have seen the ways that it has helped folks heal from trauma. My EMDR practice guides clients toward slowly reprocessing their trauma, while also learning how to cope with trauma triggers.
I believe the foundation of all therapy starts with accepting and meeting the client where they are at, without judgement. Only then can a client feel that change is acceptable and safe.