“I want to be an individual who takes part in the healing of generational burdens.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Social work is my first career and I always knew I wanted to be in the realm of healing and gain a better understanding of human behavior. The more I engaged in this work, the more my curiosity for "all things life" grew, which led me to psychoanalysis. I knew there was a greater understanding of self and psychoanalysis provides that insight, allowing us to tap into the unconscious (which, I believe, drives us as the adults we are today). I also wanted to destigmatize beliefs around mental health and the engagement in therapy within my communities of BIPOC and LatinX. As a Haitian-American woman, my worldview has been created so that I notice the lack of education in mental health and the deprioritization of it, which has led to generational suffering. I want to be an individual who takes part in the healing of generational burdens.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy is a journey. As the late Nipsey Hussle would say, "It's a marathon, not a race." However, in this regard, it's a marathon to greater awareness of self. As your therapist, I will respect your pace within the therapeutic alliance but I may also challenge you. You are the pilot to your internal growth so I allow the space for you to tell me your story, and with that, we will begin to explore your world. I specialize in psychoanalysis, which constitutes a set of therapeutic techniques used to study the conscious and unconscious mind (such as free association and dream interpretation). The goal is to have a cathartic experience that brings forth the unconscious thoughts, feelings, desires, repressed fears, and memories into the conscious mind, allowing you to become less controlled by these repressed drives and/or demands.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue to enroll myself in many therapeutic trainings and educational institutions so that I can continue to bring forth healing in my practice in a myriad of ways, which also includes holistic and spiritual practices.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm excited that more BIPOC and LatinX people are focusing on their mental health and taking the path to end generational burdens, curses, and suffering.
“I specialize in psychoanalysis, which constitutes a set of therapeutic techniques used to study the conscious and unconscious mind (such as free association and dream interpretation).”