For 10 years I have worked in mental health with individuals and families working through existential questions, difficult interpersonal issues and their changing sense of self. Often, we rely on tricks and tools that have assisted in the past to deal with new problems. This becomes a problem when these tricks and tools no longer work.
My role when working with clients is assist you on the road to
deeper self-reflection. I provide a safe space for your most inner thoughts,feelings and actions. The goal when I client and I work together is that we areco-creating a space when the client feels heard, seen and validated. The path to developing insight into yourself is a worthwhile process that will be rewarding and illuminating.
You contain multitudes, my job is guide you in understanding the multiple facets that you hold inside of you. While you are on your reflective journey, you will change and gain moretools to work with pressing issues. The modalities that I utilize when working with a client is a blend of psychodynamic therapy, intersectionality, liberation psychology, and relational therapy. I am currently in training to become a psychoanalyst, which also informs my practice. I work across the life cycle with children,teenagers, adults and the aging. My specialties include but are not limited to working with people in transition (“adolescence or middle age”), LBGTQIA+affirming therapy, neurodivergent, kink awareness, sex positivity and people of color, particularly people that identify as Black and/or African descent.
I applaud you on your journey of seeking therapy, that is the first and one of the most significant steps one can take when approaching self-care. In the words of Audre Lorde: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”