My Approach to Helping
I specialize in providing trauma therapy to Black, Indigenous and Women of Color. I draw on Somatic (body-based) therapy and the wisdom of multi-cultural healing approaches to address trauma connected to: intergenerational trauma, systemic oppression and sexual violence. Mental health issues that can stem from these experiences that I specialize in treating include: low self-confidence, shame, anxiety, dissociation, people-pleasing, 'imposter syndrome', body image issues, sexuality, mind-body disconnection, perfectionism, lack of self-trust and more. My approach is relational, compassionate and values your self-empowerment.
My framework is based in Liberation Psychology and anti-oppression. I work to explore the ways that MULTIPLE different parts of our identities interact with social experiences to influence our mental health and wellness.
My intention is to support you with healing trauma, unlearning internalized social messages, and becoming (re)connected to yourself in ways that allow you to make choices from a place of self-empowerment rather than survival.
More Info About My Practice
Major Components of Healing I Support Clients With:
1. Working together to help you heal trauma and release painful messages that you may have internalized from other people, institutions, familial dynamics, or intergenerational trauma.
2. Break trauma-based cycles and patterns in order to create new possibilities for yourself, your relationships and future generations.
2. To restore your connection to yourself so that you feel empowered to make choices from a place of self-empowerment rather than survival.
3. Restoring your connection to your mind, body, spirit, communities, Earth, and ancestral-cultural backgrounds.
3. Developing presence, intentionality, pleasure self-care, self-compassion, courage, and hope to support one with experiencing wellness and liberation.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Over the years I have worked with many Black, Indigenous and Women of Color non-binary people of color and understand that there are certain social, cultural, historical and institutional factors that influence mental health and well-being.
Some of these experiences that impact mental health and spiritual wellness that I specialize in addressing include: intergenerational trauma, systemic oppression and sexual violence.
Mental health issues commonly tied to these experiences that I specialize in treating include:
- Racial Trauma
- Low Self-Esteem Self-Confidence
- Trouble Setting Boundaries
- Self-Care Guilt
- Body-Image Issues
- Relationship struggles
- People-Pleasing Behaviors
- ''Imposter Syndrome''
- Sexuality & sexual confidence
- Mind-Body Disconnection
- Lack of Self-Trust
- Trauma PTSD
- Finding Life Meaning & Direction
- Saying ''no''
My Role as a Therapist
I believe that you are the expert of your own life experiences and journey. My role is not to direct you to do certain things, but rather to be a guide that asks you questions that help you find the answers that are already within you. I seek to disrupt unequal power dynamics as much as possible. I aim to provide you with a space where you can experience safety, compassion, acceptance. I will ask questions that will gently challenge you to look deeper beyond the veil of illusions and oppressive social dynamics in order to discover ways to create change.