My Approach to Helping
*Currently Accepting New Clients*
It is no surprise so many of us struggle with mental health. We live in a social, economic system built for profit. Not for people, life, or health. If you cannot bear the insanity, cruelty, barbarity of our society and those who run it, you are not alone. Until we end racialized capitalism, settler colonialism, and global imperialism, we must care for each other as best we can.
That’s where I come in. I dream of the day when we don’t have as many mental health issues, and isolated, oftentimes inaccessibly priced support, where therapists have to charge the fee we do in order to work sustainably. Health and healing are human rights and should be integral parts of our lives and communities. However, while we operate in this system, counseling can make a huge difference.
While I engage in activism outside of therapeutic work, I hold a systems lens in my counseling. I also use a combination of mindfulness-based, experiential, attachment-based approaches such as IFS (Internal Family Systems) to work in the present moment for deep healing and transformation, while also using practical, skills-based approaches of CBT, DBT, ACT, and philosophies such as stoicism & materialism. I always look for the strengths and resilience in my clients, supporting the development of a secure, positive sense of self, and secure, healthy relationships in their communities. I support my clients to resolve trauma, create shifts in emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors, living a life more and more aligned with what matters most to them. We can thrive, despite it all, together.