“The hour in therapy can involve unpacking trauma, listening to your body, watching an inspirational video, or celebrating your recent win.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist has included living all over the world as a military brat and working in community organizing in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Netherlands. Knowing people from all over is how I fell in love with people. Therapy is a space for folx to share, discover, and connect. The hour in therapy can involve unpacking trauma, listening to your body, watching an inspirational video, or celebrating your recent win. I am honored to share space and connect with folx authentically. My experiences have shaped my unique understanding of the ways in which race, socioeconomic status, and familial background impact us all. I know that forms of social oppression, such as racism, sexism, or fatphobia, function as traumas to the human condition and are often barriers to mental wellness. We won’t spend our session discussing how you can adapt to oppression; rather, we’ll discuss how you can thrive and connect beyond it.
What should someone know about working with you?
Working with me will be unique; no session will look alike. I firmly believe our uniqueness deserves space and exploration. If you are into drawing and painting, we’ll use this. If you’d rather read books, we can read one together. I enjoy learning from my clients and I have extensive knowledge of astrology, WoW, and video games, ALL due to my generous clients who have shared their worlds with me. The intake process is the time when you, as the owner of your story, decide what you want to share. I respect the ongoing process that involves building trust and support. While I refrain from calling it homework, I do support practice outside of sessions, depending on the goals determined by you and the treatment plan. I enjoy working with self-identified weirdos and artists as well as folx in and adjacent to the LGBQT+ community.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Deeply fascinated by the ever-evolving landscape of mental health, I have attended several different pieces of training on mindfulness, breathwork, and understanding altered states of consciousness as they pertain to mental wellness. I am committed to providing a space for discussion on how you may (or may not) use plant medicine (like cannabis or psilocybin) for mental clarity or self-exploration. While never providing contact with the substances, I believe that each human has the intellectual freedom to explore and discover tools and rituals that support them.
“I am honored to share space and connect with folx authentically.”