“I emphasize genuineness and empathy within the therapeutic relationship and believe clients can access their capacity to change.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a student of life, I sought teachers and healers who could help me understand myself and my circumstances while allowing me to hone the skills necessary to move forward. Along the way, a love for social justice and reform developed. I engaged in a deep study of the psychology of people as well as their impact on the environment and the environment's impact on them. Due to this, I am able to meet people where they are, assessing and looking at how all the pieces play a role in the particular set of circumstances they wish to address in treatment. I emphasize genuineness and empathy within the therapeutic relationship and believe clients can access their capacity to change. I have inpatient experience treating adults with substance use and co-occurring mood disorders as well as outpatient experience treating children and adolescents with depression and anxiety. I am fluent in Haitian Creole and provide services in this language when appropriate.
What should someone know about working with you?
I take a collaborative approach to counseling. My client is the expert on his or her life and I bring my expertise so that we may work together to reach your goals. We will spend time exploring the qualities that make you who you are and building your self-awareness. There may be assignments in between sessions.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I grew up as an incredibly poor child of Haitian immigrants. I have had to learn how to navigate the various systems in place that attempt to stratify people at every level. Because of this diverse experience, I am able to meet people where they are with a sensitivity to the issues that impact why they are seeking treatment.
“We will spend time exploring the qualities that make you who you are and building your self-awareness.”