“I enjoy allowing the therapy space to unfold in a natural process where the client initiates their own path and I serve more as a guide in their exploration.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been drawn to the helping professions and wanted to serve as an advocate for justice and healing. I became a social worker initially to provide mental health care through play therapy to children who were coping with trauma. This then expanded into providing attachment-based therapy and supporting mothers in processing their traumas (e.g., sexual abuse, domestic violence, and generational trauma). I later pursued certification in hypnotherapy to support survivors in processing subconscious beliefs, memories, and feelings so they can feel a more whole sense of self. I integrate my trainings in analytic, somatic, and mindfulness-based therapies to create a customized approach for the needs of my clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
I enjoy allowing the therapy space to unfold in a natural process where the client initiates their own path and I serve more as a guide in their exploration. I support the client in finding their own voice and developing or strengthening their own internal compass. I feel immense gratitude in working with clients who have experienced trauma, such as childhood sexual abuse or gender-based violence, and supporting them toward healing and empowerment. I also enjoy helping clients address spirituality, identity, and mood-related issues.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe in radical self-acceptance and compassion, so that we can all meet ourselves where we are without judgement and shame. From this place of self-love, one can cultivate immense healing. You are your best healer and have the best expertise on your life; I support you in accessing the parts of yourself you desire to reach. I also integrate broader perspectives of how the environment, systems (the "isms"), and culture/society impact our internal worlds. It is my belief that healing is most possible through the relationships and interactions we create, and the therapeutic relationship is a significant opportunity to practice this.
“I believe in radical self-acceptance and compassion, so that we can all meet ourselves where we are without judgement and shame.”