My Approach to Helping
I am currently on staff at IntraSpectrum Counseling as a Therapist, and have experience serving culturally diverse populations and utilizing integrative clinical approaches — multicultural, trauma-informed, and client-centered. I am passionate about providing psychotherapy to the LGBTQ and Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. My philosophy and values around social justice, Black lives mattering and empowering others to contribute to my approach and vision within the therapeutic relationship. I seek to promote authentic self-expression, advocate for diverse identities, and apply solution-focused therapeutic strategies that honor the agency, power, and resiliency of my clients. My clinical areas of focus include recovery from trauma, BIPOC lived experiences, Trans, Gender-Non-Conforming and Non-Binary folks, undocumented individuals, body image, substance use, individuals living with HIV, dating, and mood disorders.
I graduated with a Master’s degree from Adler University in 2016 and am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Before joining IntraSpectrum, I received training in working with LGBTQ folks from the Center on Halsted, where I later worked as a full-time Behavioral Health Clinician providing individual, couples, and group therapy such as the LGBTQ BIPOC group. I also worked with undocumented individuals and families navigating the asylum process. I am bilingual and can provide psychotherapeutic services in Spanish.