You feel like everything is falling apart and becoming too much as you struggle with the significant relationships in your life. Perhaps it has to do with how you interact with your parents or your romantic partner. It's challenging for you to talk to them. You can start acting out and you don’t recognize yourself. Because you are aware of how much you have been through, you might be attempting to be kinder to yourself. You want to develop healthy coping mechanisms and hold yourself responsible for your actions. You may come to the conclusion that the problem has nothing to do with your loved one and that your outburst is being caused by a memory from your past. In order to prevent your emotions from overwhelming you, you know you need to learn how to control them. It may be because you have been putting others' needs before your own for such a long time that everything feels so overwhelming right now. In today's world, being a bicultural woman of colour comes with a lot of pressure and expectations that you will be strong and work diligently for others.
So how can I help?
I help my clients by employing a method called Brainspotting to assist women of colour who are daughters of immigrants in recovering from trauma so that their anxiety and despair lessens.
I assist my patients in developing coping mechanisms that will enable them to control their emotions.
I work with my clients in a way that is anti-racist and culturally sensitive so they feel heard, understood, and seen.
As your therapist, I want to empower you and give you the tools you need to feel better. I want you to be able to assert boundaries in your relationships and get what you need.