My inclination is to invite a spirit of radical acceptance and fierce self-compassion, both as a therapist and in my personal life. Rather than using a prescribed model of treatment, I work from an attuned and responsive approach to the present moment. As all of us have a tendency to get lost in a narrative or storyline, I invite clients to slow down and tune into their direct experience of life outside of the conceptual world—the raging emotions in the body, the rhythmic flow of one’s breath, the coming and going of thoughts, the feeling of shaky vulnerability, the rage, the loneliness—honoring it all as sacred portals of possibility, as the dying of one world and the birth of a new world. From this place, the opportunity that is available to us is to tell a new narrative about who we are. A narrative that is kind, gentle, and deeply accepting.
As a Mestizo queer gender non-conforming and ethically monogamous person, I strive to bring an inclusive and multicultural spirit to my work.