Thank you for considering me as your therapist. It can be challenging for many of us to reach out and seek counseling; it is usually a difficult choice undertaken at a difficult time of life. It can take courage and strength to reach out for help, and I am here for you when you do. I have the professional skills and experience to complement your own knowledge and experience, and together we will make a difference.
My practice foundations are in narrative therapy, culturally affirming and GSD (Gender and Sexual Diversity) affirming treatment, trauma-informed treatment and the minority stress model. Therapy is consciously and deliberately writing your own story as we embrace the concept of the “self as inherently fluid” and of all individuals as being capable of crafting new and empowering stories that include a new sense of self. This process is a healing journey, and I'm here to connect with you and to explore together about trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent you from healing, growing and living the fulfilling life you are seeking.
I wrote my own healing story with support from a narrative therapist and it was an empowering and liberating experience. I have the professional skills and experience to complement your own knowledge and experience, and I look forward to working with you as a co-author of your story.
My practice foundations are in narrative therapy, Lifespan Integration Therapy, somatic approach, culturally affirming and GSD (Gender and Sexual Diversity) affirming treatment, trauma-informed treatment, and the minority stress model (historical trauma and generational trauma process). I also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and the Gottman Method.
I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families with the following challenges: addiction and mental health recovery, anger expression, grief, loss, relationships (intercultural, interracial, GSD), immigration/acculturation, racial identity, gender identity, transgender wellness, women’s wellness, body image, trauma, Ancestral/Intergenerational trauma combat veterans, veterans’ families, military sexual trauma, and performance anxiety for athletes.
I work with adults, teens (13 to 19), older adults, couples, and family. Veterans, BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) and the LGBTQ+ community.