Existing and attempting to thrive in traumatic times of uncertainty under oppressive social systems can feel incredibly daunting, especially if you hold identities that society marginalizes. Oftentimes, it’s our life histories, circumstances, environments, and relationships that lead to feelings of distress. Coupled with life’s general demands and stressors, it's no surprise that you might be experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, sadness, frustration, anger, and associated with this.
But when we feel overwhelmed, it’s not because we are deficient but because our life demands have exceeded our available resources. Rather than being “weak” or “not good enough”, you may merely lack the tools, perspective, or resources to cope. Fortunately, it’s not something you have to do on your own.
I focus on the ways in which mental, physical, spiritual, and social aspects intersect and effect client experiences. My trauma-informed approach draws on many theoretical orientations and techniques with the ultimate goal of creating a validating, safe space in which clients feel capable and empowered to make positive changes in their lives. I believe clients are doing the best they can with the resources at their disposal. I’m here to help you draw on your strengths and identify your current resources while developing new strategies.
Therapy is a collaborative process where clients are the expert in their experience. My role is to help you understand and make sense of those experiences in an empowering way, and I feel privileged to
engage in this process with clients.