M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, APC-Eligible in GA
As a mixed/biracial woman, it has taken a lot of ongoing work to not only understand the ways that my intersecting identities impact the ways that I move through the various spaces I am a part of. I spent much of my childhood, teenage and college years feeling othered.
Finding a therapist of color that created a space where I felt inspired to explore those identities was indescribably impactful and I hope to create that same space for my clients, no matter their uniquely varied identities.
I am part of the team at the The Aguirre Center for Inclusive Psychotherapy which is dedicated to providing culturally-responsive and culturally-affirming psychotherapy and psychological assessments. We believe that you deserve to work with someone who understands and affirms the complexities of your identities. We are committed to providing excellent therapy for all, with a special focus on those who hold marginalized identities, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and the LGBTQIA+ communities.
I am passionate about working with my clients to co-construct a space where the value of our lived experiences is honored. We will tap into our societal roots of community as we heal alongside one another. We will acknowledge existing power dynamics and work to dismantle any hierarchies standing in our way. I will bring myself into the space. My personality, lived experiences, and identities won’t be shoved in a drawer; instead, I will strive to collaboratively build an authentic and open relationship. I’m challenging yet supportive and direct yet affirming. I invite ongoing feedback on how I show up in our space.
I have experience working with adults struggling with: anxiety, high stress, depression, self-esteem and relationship challenges. I have a passion for working with people of color and addressing issues related to identity, intersectionality, marginalization, and oppression.
I practice primarily with a Humanistic approach including Person-Centered and Existential theories and a Contextual approach including Ecological and Feminist-Multicultural theories. I explore the developmental, interpersonal, and multicultural components of a client and their narrative.
Note: I am practicing under the supervision of Melanie Wilcox, PhD in pursuit of licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia