My Approach to Helping
Prioritizing mental health today can be so difficult to do today, but is important now more than ever. Along with prioritizing mental health, many of us engage in school, work, relationships, family dynamics, and friendships. After a while, many of these pressures may start to affect us in different ways leading us to experience anxiety, stress, bouts of sadness, irritability, and so much more. I did not even mention any unresolved trauma or feelings that may be experienced on top of everything else! Therapy is a safe place to work through many of these issues, with undeniable positive regard and support.
I have clinical experience with adolescents and young adults and specialize in diverse populations. I understand the barriers that deter many, especially people of color from seeking out mental health services. Therefore, I strive to create a safe space strongly emphasizing cultural sensitivity and relevance. I also specialize and offer EMDR sessions.
Ultimately, I believe that there is no "one size fits all" in therapy, and know when to use an integrative perspective to identify and harness each of my client’s individual strengths to tailor interventions based on presenting symptoms.