“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” This was insightfully stated by Maya Angelou and speaks to the many ways in which we are taught to hide our pain. We are told we are strong and can bear much pain. We are told to keep moving. We are told to keep breathing, even when we can’t. But what happens when the agony becomes unbearable? You may have others who depend on you or you may think that if you just try harder, things will be fine. This is a common experience for many of us, and even when we try our best to push on, we find that we are overwhelmed, drained and that our lives may feel meaningless. Yet time and time again, we find ourselves more isolated, sad, fearful and at times resentful. The agony continues to build and now it feels like there is no hope for things to change.
It is time to tell your story because the story you hold is worth hearing. Working together, we can begin to uncover the pain you are experiencing and find effective tools to make the changes you want for your life. My goal is to help you find ways to feel empowered and advocate for yourself and your needs to live the life you envision for yourself. You will find that the freedom to tell your story will allow you to make room for a more balanced life. I am here and I am waiting for you.
My specialty is working with individuals across the lifespan. Our practice specializes in working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as queer and trans clients. I use a cultural intersectional lens that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Process Therapy to identify clients concerns and explore effective interventions for support. I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth with plans to return to in-person sessions in the future.