My Approach to Helping
Through my experience, I have learned that there is no single way to develop, grow, or heal. We can only be teachable, have compassion for self and others and do our best to live as authentically as possible. But it's hard. I’d be a liar if I told you that practicing what I preach is easy. It takes support, validation, and, frankly, persistence. I have a lot of lived experience with the things I specialize in now—anxiety, poor self-image, and managing life as a young adult and woman of color. My passion is in helping others value themselves and recognize bravery in the face of their insecurities.
I'm the same person in the therapy room as I am in real life. I don’t model perfectionism and I'm not a motivational speaker. I’m actually very awkward and pretty predictable. I use humor, self-dislcosure (when it’s appropriate), and I like asking why X, Y, and Z were important to you. I’ll be a broken-record about empowerment, self-love, and I’m not afraid to talk about the taboo. I cater to real live people with real backstories and my office is a safe place to speak your truth.