“I am committed to a social justice framework to undo the systemic inequality that impedes wellness at the institutional, communal, and individual level.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I decided to become a therapist with a commitment to social justice and creating opportunities for communities to access quality care. I am committed to the holistic wellness of the entire human being across the lifespan, in relationships, and in career. Emotional and social health are important areas of care that need additional attention in order to manage success and wellness. I have witnessed the challenge that many communities face with accessing quality care to maintain emotional health. These health disparities are elevated when considering race, gender, class, physical ability, and sexuality. I’ve been invited to create and share space for the wellbeing of individuals, couples, and families in the therapeutic context. I am committed to a social justice framework to undo the systemic inequality that impedes wellness at the institutional, communal, and individual level.
What should someone know about working with you?
I utilize a collaborative and integrative approach to helping each individual, family, and couple develop a wellness plan. Each participant will process, problem solve, and implement wellness skills to improve challenges impacting emotional/social health. The therapeutic space allows for the affirmation of the entire human; we will tap into your strengths and create space for processing the barriers to wellbeing.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about the integration of scientific practices and strategies to improve wellbeing in the field of social/emotional health. My practice always centers on relationships; however, I feel hopeful using the therapeutic interventions that are available for treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am also encouraged by champions in the academy that continue to integrate an intersectional identity lens in clinical practice.
“The therapeutic space allows for the affirmation of the entire human; we will tap into your strengths and create space for processing the barriers to wellbeing.”