My Approach to Helping
Thank you for considering me to be part of your journey. I believe your being is sacred. So is your healing. I honor your strength, courage, and determination of getting here, today, and your desire to access therapy as part of your healing journey. I am here to support your journey of becoming as a compassionate collaborator. I will provide and hold space for you to engage in the powerful and important healing work and transformation that you want and need. I will support you in healing through finding a grounded and embodied presence within yourself. I will support you in recognizing that you are your most powerful healer. I am here as witness, as resource, as a reflection, and a motivator in your journey. I am here to empower and honor your wholeness, helping you to build a deeper resilience and grounded self in the face of injustice, trauma, pain, stress, or feeling stuck. I am here for your healing (r)evolution and liberation. You are your own greatest healer. I will support you in the deep honoring of this.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
I am a politicized healer. As a politicized healer, I am committed to the healing liberation of individuals, and also communities and transformative systemic change. I support deep, personal transformation with the understanding that there are historical, political, economic, and oppressive contexts and structures under which we live and do healing work. I believe in healing as resistance to oppression, as cultural and community resilience, and as liberatory work. I will honor what you bring into your healing journey, in all your complexity, as it becomes known through our work together. I maintain a deeply critical reflective practice in order to offer support in the most transparent, authentic, ethical, and knowledgeable way. To do this, the foundations to my approaches are to honor and put into practice the following values: Healing as liberation, anti-oppression and social justice, anti-racism, race consciousness, & intersectionality, disability justice, LGBTQQAI2+ responsive and gender affirmative, culturally responsive and integrative healing, decolonializing [i]llness for [we]llness, community honoring, interdependency, and relational healing, fierce embodiment and fat liberation.