“My clients are open-minded, creative individuals addressing issues related to relationships, sexuality, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, multiracial identity, and spirituality.”
What should someone know about working with you?
Finding the right therapist can feel like a daunting endeavor. I work from a relational perspective, which means the therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the process and the foundation of a successful therapy experience. I encourage you to trust your intuition and do multiple consultations until you find someone with whom you truly resonate. I believe that spiraling toward health is our natural state of being. Incorporating body, mind, and spirit, I work together with individuals to transform and transcend blocks that stand in the way of actualizing their ultimate potentials. My clients are open-minded, creative individuals addressing issues related to relationships, sexuality, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, multiracial identity, and spirituality. Progress looks like expanding self awareness, self compassion, self regulation, and increased ability to shape one's experience of reality.
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been fascinated by the power of the mind to shape reality. As a multiracial female raised by religious fundamentalists, I had an early awareness of the impact of implicit and explicit belief systems, both spiritual and social. As I studied human behavior, the widespread experience of trauma, both as the cause and result of destructive beliefs, came into focus. Because trauma is stored in the body, we must address both the body and mind in order to heal. In practice for over 15 years, I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and children in a range of settings including hospitals, schools, residential treatment facilities, and private practice. I have extensive and ongoing post graduate training in modalities that incorporate both body and mind.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Right now the human race is experiencing a mass transformation of consciousness. Along with issues of power and oppression, awareness of the fundamental importance of mental health has exploded in the mainstream psyche in recent years. People now understand that the experience of trauma is the norm, not the exception. And people also understand that unhealed trauma from the past interferes with our daily lives including our self esteem, relationships, and overall ability to thrive in this world. Fortunately new scientific breakthroughs in our comprehension of the mind-body connection make true healing attainable. Modern psychotherapy is research-based, trauma-informed, and offers us a path toward integration.
“Progress looks like expanding self awareness, self compassion, self regulation, and increased ability to shape one's experience of reality.”