As a woman and person of color, I understand the difficulty that comes with acknowledging our experiences and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable with others. Being raised by a single parent only reinforces the idea that we must rely on ourselves to "fix" ourselves and can't depend on others to help us work through our problems; the idea that our strength is measured by our ability to manage our difficulty on our own. Our society further discourages emotional expression by sustaining a narrative in which emotional reactivity to our reality is seen as irrational and unnecessary instead of human.
As a solution-focused therapist, I will help you gain an understanding of what’s holding you back from living the life you want. I draw on strengths you already possess to help you make a plan to reach your goals. I use mindfulness based practices to provide a space for healing to occur.
The idea of talking to a stranger is definitely influenced by these realties however, talking to someone with live experience can help you go from feeling misunderstood and lonely to connected and balanced.
Together we will create a customized plan to help you feel like a healthier you.