My Approach to Helping
I help Black and People of Color learn to communicate their needs, express emotions, and overcome shame that is associated with asking for help. If you feel stuck in old habits, often mistrust others’ motives, and struggle to set boundaries with family and romantic partners, you and I may have a good therapist-client match. I will take into consideration your culture as an important factor to guide our work together. The intersections of your identity are important, and will be treated as such in our therapy sessions. My clients typically get relief from issues such as anxiety and stress, mood changes, relationship and family of origin conflicts, identity and gender issues, as well as life transitions. I also help people who have experienced traumatic life experiences feel safer in their body and every day life. Though I am trained in EMDR, which is an evidence based approach for treating trauma, a decision will not be made for a therapy approach without your input. I will work collaboratively with you to make decisions for your therapy.