I have great respect for people who make the choice to attend therapy and prioritize their mental health. I never take for granted the vulnerability, courage, and commitment that it takes to sit across another soul to work on your shit. I can empathize with a lot of what you may experience because I have been there too: ending generational curses, being my ancestors wildest dreams, while working my own individual crap out. I have been able to come out on the other side, and I look forward to walking with you on YOUR path to abundance, wisdom, and joy!
When I'm not working, I enjoy hanging out with my rescue Shih-Tzu Sherwood, reading, playing video games, and watching reality TV.
Education: University of Michigan- Master of Social Work (MSW)
Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (Level 1)
Brainspotting (Levels 1, 2, 3, and Masterclass with Brainspotting's developer, Dr. David Grand)
Relevant work experience: Youth shelter, Community Mental Health, Domestic Violence shelter
Clinically, I am interested in supporting clients who are wanting to work through racial identity development, heal from stress/trauma, and have healthy interpersonal relationships. I believe that one’s presenting issues are often a result of internalized messages that have unconsciously been ascribed to over the course of one’s life. As a clinical social worker, I seek to understand how privilege, oppression, and policy affect mental well-being, and more importantly, how to live in a world that is fair and equitable for all. I believe that global change can occur only if we as individuals seek to change ourselves first. Through fostering the client’s inner: strength, wisdom, and insight, I believe that meaningful and sustainable change can occur. I use methodology backed by research, attunement, empathy, humor, and sometimes profanity to ensure a secure container for your pain.
I am particularly passionate about working with those that are underrepresented in psychotherapy treatment due to systemic oppression.