Let us work together towards your liberation
Our world is an incredibly difficult place to live and an even harder place in which to thrive. Whether you are living with depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, post traumatic stress disorder, disordered eating, or whatever else; you did not choose to get to where you are, and you are not broken. This world has created barriers that stand between you and your highest self. As a therapist, I use a social justice lens and strive to meet each individual, relationship, and family where they are. While you may experience something like depression, YOU are not depression. YOU are a brilliant being worthy of love and belonging. Together we can identify those barriers and work toward your liberation from any obstacles that stand between you and your best, most authentic self.
"Liberation is the opportunity for every human, no matter their body, to have unobstructed access to their highest self; for every human to live in radical self-love."
- Sonya Renee Taylor
As every individual is unique, I tailor my approach to each person depending on their needs and goals.
Primarily, I use narrative therapy, family systems therapy and internal family systems all within the context of queer, intersectional feminist theory and critical race theory. All of those fancy words to say: I will connect with you and use the methodology we both think is best for you! I'll acknowledge your experiences of oppression and discrimination in this complex and difficult world we live in. None of us are free until all of us are free.
Something to know about me as a therapist:
I am not an apolitical therapist. I will not come to you pretending to be a blank slate, echoing back only what you say and believe. I feel strongly that my license is not what facilitates that healing. The state does not create healers. It is my commitment that I work to disrupt white supremacist gatekeeping and liability-focused approaches that have caused so much harm in the mental health and social work fields. Therapy should never be apolitical. Therapy cannot be both apolitical and be effective as a tool of liberation. May we break out of the molds psychology and other such constructs aim to violently force us into. May we be monstrous, messy, ungovernable, and free.
"Transform yourself to transform the world"
- Grace Lee Boggs
Relationships can be both the most wonderful part of our lives, and the most difficult. Using methods like relational accountability and PACT, I support all members of the relationship in being heard, seen, and understood. I am queer, kink, and non-monogamy affirming.
Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, or a myriad of other problems, I will meet you where you are and support you in reaching a better you. I specialize in working with queer folx, especially transgender and nonbinary individuals.
Often times, the only way we can heal is relationally. I specialize in family systems therapy and have years of experience navigating the complexity of family relationships and conflict. I support each member of the family in creating balance and a loving environment.
Sex plays an incredibly important role in our lives, yet we so rarely talk about it. Not talking about it can lead to shame, discomfort, and decreased overall satisfaction and pleasure. Your experiences are probably more "normal" than you realize. I specialize in supporting transgender and nonbinary folks in accessing their sexual pleasure while navigating dysphoria and physical changes.