I provide a space where you have an opportunity to be seen and heard, and for some, it may be the first time. Remembering to take time to yourself can be difficult for anyone who isn’t used to placing thier needs first. Together, we’ll explore your thoughts, feelings, decisions, choices, wants, needs. I will assist you in” finding your voice.”
You may have experiences with anxiety, depression, sadness, anger, or have difficulty resolving the past. Sometimes you may have questions like; Why do I feel this way? How can I stop this behavior? Do I want to be in this relationship? Together, we can explore what’s on your mind, and I will help you find the answers to your questions. When you feel safe/comfortable enough to verbalize your needs, your internal and external conflicts can be brought into the light.
I’m an intuitive, compassionate therapist; As we work together, I hope to keep our focus on the present, with an awareness of the past and hope for the future. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, school stress, workplace stress, first-generation immigrants, the dynamics of aging, and life transitions.
I have a considerable background working with the African American community and other communities of color and the LGBTQ and non- binary communities. I work with Adults, Teens, Individuals, and Couples from all cultural backgrounds. Together we can address issues important to you, such as anxiety, depression, race-based stress, and bi-cultural & multi-racial identities and trauma. I recognize the role that race, culture, and identity play in our lives and how oppression, prejudice, and racism (and other isms), can hinder our physical and mental wellness.
Trust and respect are just a couple of the essential aspects of a good therapeutic relationship. I will encourage self-exploration, self-expression, and transformation, whether you seek therapy for yourself, your teen, or with your partner. I would be happy to set up an initial consultation with you to explore working together.
Is Therapy Right for Me?
Often, one may seek psychotherapy when struggling or dealing with some personal or mental health issues. A common misconception about psychotherapy is that you must have a mental health issue when engaging in treatment.
Psychotherapy has immense value to anyone who wants to understand themselves better or examine the dynamics of their interpersonal relationships. It’s an exploratory process that seeks to provide insight, an invaluable tool to have at your disposal.
People who have experienced depression, anxiety, phobias, addiction, PTSD, ADHD, etc. may seek therapy to treat the problem and learn healthy coping ways. In many cases, disorders are treated medically in conjunction with therapy.
Individual, couples, or family therapy can address a common source of distress: poor communication and difficulty resolving conflicts.
Some people come to therapy to gain a deeper understanding of themselves. They want to know why they do what they do, why they feel what they feel, and determine how much control they have over those areas.
Therapy can provide a safe, supportive place for people to talk about grief, adjustment to physical illness, the end of a relationship or job, abuse issues, or any change in life circumstances that cause distress. Therapists help clients learn coping skills to get them through these times.
My therapeutic approach is Relational; Supportive; Empathetic; Conversational, and Collaborative.
I will challenge you to be an active partner in therapy and to work toward ongoing insight, growth, and positive change.
Through our collaboration, we may utilize multiple theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Focused, Psychodynamic, and Attachment-based therapy.