My Approach to Helping
Maybe you remember this scene from a movie; picture it, a peaceful airplane ride becomes turbulent. The plane begins losing altitude rapidly. The flight attendant urgently instructs you to "put your oxygen mask on first" before helping others. That simple, but critical statement, is just as important in our everyday lives. Remembering to take time to yourself, non selfishly, can be difficult for anyone who tends to place others' needs first. Together, we'll explore your thoughts, feelings, decisions, choices, wants, and needs in your therapy. I will assist you in" finding your voice" and help you to "put your oxygen mask on first.
I have a considerable background working with the African American community and other communities of color, and the LGBTQ and non-binary communities. Together we can address issues important to you, such as anxiety, depression, and cultural identities. I recognize how oppression, prejudice, and racism and (other isms) can hinder our physical and mental wellness.
Trust and respect are just a couple of the essential aspects of a good therapeutic relationship. I will encourage self-exploration, self-expression, and transformation, whether you seek therapy for yourself, your teen, or with your partner. I would be happy to set up an initial consultation with you to explore working together.