My Approach to Helping
If you find yourself facing challenges related to mood concerns, body image distress, obsessive compulsive disorders, eating disorders, trauma, identity crisis, racial & cultural trauma, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, bigotry, religious trauma, and substance use, my help and support are available to you. Focusing on the present, let us work together to make changes that will hold space for personal growth and cultivate contentment, congruence, joy, stability, forward movement, and fulfilment.
Navigating life's setbacks, challenges, and adversities can absolutely take a toll on our wellbeing and ability to function, which is why it is important to know that you do not have to work through these concerns alone. I believe in the power of healing through promoting self-awareness, autonomy and empowerment, and also in people's strength to move towards change. Though suffering is a part of life, something that all humans share, working to manifest helpful and sustainable coping mechanisms, and skills that will work to serve you long term makes a difference in the quality of life a person experiences. I work from a Health at Every Size (HAES) and humanist framework, observing individuals as a whole, and when it comes to the war against body discrimination and terrorism, I believe in working to enhance radical acceptance through promoting self-contentment, end weight discrimination by identifying the underlying and overlying systems of oppression, dismantling those systems, and working against the cultural obsession with diet culture, and the pursuit of thinness and perfection. I believe in concepts such as radical self-love, self-trust, self-awareness, radical-acceptance, freedom, agency, self-compassion, and self-actualization to help guide individuals to fulfill their potential and maximize their wellbeing.
I utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapies including the Person Centered approach to foster the trust building process and increase client autonomy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My experience resides in working with Adult, Elderly, and adolescent Individuals