Thank you for considering me to accompany you on your journey toward change.
Navigating oppressive systems is exhausting, while trying to stay “put together” and in one piece. It is even more challenging when you are flooded with overwhelming self-judgment, poor boundaries and consistently trying to please others. All of these unskillful patterns of thinking and feeling leave you stuck in self sabotage, defeated, and with limited resources to put towards desired change.
I provide a space where you can show up as yourself and truly get to know who you are. I understand that getting to know oneself can be filled with hurdles of self-deprecating thoughts, fear, and intense emotions that have left you clinging to old ways that may no longer serve you.
We will work together to create spaciousness to hold those wounded parts of self. By connecting with your heart and your body, we can create space to begin to love the once unloved and to know the unknown in order to strengthen confidence and propel you into your journey of change. This is truly a life practice and I would like to support your process.
I was raised in Oakland, CA, and a first generation graduate from Holy Names University with a Bachelors in Psychology. In 2011, I completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology at JFK University. I identify as a Black, queer, autistic person raised in a working class family. I primarily work with those who self identify as part of the global majority (BIPOC), gender queer and neurodivergent adults who navigate multiple intersections of oppression. I hold space for many nuerotypes including, neurotypical people.
My therapeutic style is warm, attentive, and non-judgmental. I utilize a variety of modalities within your comfort level to understand past relational pattern, and work in the here and now to engage in present life experiences. I am currently a first-year student in the SEP Somatic Experiencing (SE) training program.