I help BIPOC and LGBTQ women and nonbinary individuals have a better relationship with food and feel at home in their bodies. I work at the intersection of your relationship with food & body and the trauma you’ve experienced. Sometimes that trauma is obvious (like an abusive relationship or sexual assault); sometimes it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal (like a childhood that felt shitty even though all your basic needs were met). Either way, your body knows and holds onto these experiences in order to know how to keep you safe. Our work is reconnecting to your body in a safe way so that you may learn new ways of coping and also step into being all of who you are. Whether it's episodes of bingeing, chronic dieting, emotional eating, or some other complicated feelings about food or your body...I want to support you in untangling the internal chaos you may be holding while hiding your own feelings and needs in order to accommodate the people around you.
My style as a therapist is playful, warm, and nurturing. I will cheer you on as you try new things and work right alongside you as we fail our way forward by learning just as much from the successes as we do from the mistakes. Your life is your own. I'm not here to tell you how to live it, but instead to support you in having it be what you want. That often looks like digging into childhood stuff and the messages you may have internalized throughout years of trying to exist as your full self in a society constantly telling you that who you are is wrong.
I'm trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Brainspotting (BSP) and have devoted the majority of my career to working with people of color and the LGBTQ community (especially LGBTQ people of color). Reach out to me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!