My approach is dynamic, grounded in relational, collaborative, and active principles. I believe the therapeutic relationship can be a vehicle for change and a container to hold the multiplicity of your story and experiences. It is an exchange of ideas, thoughts, feelings, movements and language which can frame and support you in understanding how primary and early relationships with figures and the world reflect your internal world and the beliefs you learn to hold about yourself over time. With curiosity and consent as guiding principles, we will work towards creating a space that can reflect your needs and can be a center for you to work through your story. I firmly believe change happens when we can be in relationships that are willing to understand what we most fear about ourselves with dignity, tenderness, and care - integral needs that can restore choice, agency, and power in ourselves. My hope is to meet you where you are and work towards accompanying you on this journey of self-exploration creatively and with appropriate humor when needed, at a pace that is right for you.
As a trauma-informed therapist, I wear an anti-oppression, anti-racist, and intersectional lens. I invite us to explore the social, institutional, and systemic restraints that are in place to enact and re-enact power and control in our relationships. I believe when we can remain in solidarity to explore these harms with compassion and care, we can uncover truths that liberate and transform us. With a mutually genuine interest and commitment, we can mindfully explore our patterns and choices. Along with finding language that authentically represents you.
I provide Virtual Individual Therapy only through a secure video conferencing platform.
Young Adults and Adults (ages 21+)
Areas of Speciality/Practice:
Intimate Partner Violence
Identity issues and exploration related to First-Generation/Children of Immigrants
Experiences related to Marginalization and Oppression
Discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is a form of psychotherapy that can be used to support trauma processing. It is a researched tool that can aid in building connection to self, memories, and emotions that can be fragmented as a result of a traumatic occurrence or adverse life experiences. EMDR has shown that rewiring and new ways of relating to an experience can be possible. By mindfully building the stamina to engage with these memories there is a proven likelihood of desensitizing the weight, beliefs, and emotions around a memory or event.Proving that the body and mind has the natural capacity to recover and when we can activate and engage with these built-in natural resources in our brains and nervous systems, healing is possible.
Through assessment and a thorough history taking we will collaborate and think through how and when to use EMDR in your treatment process. In addition, work towards building the resources to support you in engaging with the tool. If you would like to learn more please feel free to reach out.
To learn more about EMDR through the EMDR international association click HERE