My Approach to Helping
An intimate encounter with mental illness at 16 years old was all I needed to start my journey in understanding the workings of the human mind. I strove to heal myself from the developmental trauma that was inherited for generations. My journey brought me to work with marginalized communities such as people living with HIV, sex workers, LGBTQ and even domestic violence survivors. In return, I gained invaluable knowledge and deep understanding of the invisible pain that people go through that the society is now beginning to understand.
As a trauma-informed therapist, my focus is always on creating a safe space first before starting any interventions. I believe that we all function best in a state of calmness. I use humour, stories and engaging activities to empower my clients to take charge of their healing process.
If there is a motto I go by as a therapist, it will be "We are the creators of our lives". The therapy room is the best place to explore the beliefs, emotions, and behaviour that make us who we are. My role is a facilitator of change and the client that sits in front me is the expert of their stories.
So, what are you waiting for? Shall we journey this together?