Maybe you remember this scene from a movie; picture it, a peaceful airplane ride becomes turbulent. The plane begins losing altitude rapidly. The flight attendant urgently instructs you to "put your oxygen mask on first" before helping others. That simple, but critical statement, is just as important in our everyday lives.
Remembering to take time to yourself, non selfishly, can be difficult for anyone who tends to place others' needs first. Together, we'll explore your thoughts, feelings, decisions, choices, wants, and needs in your therapy. I will assist you in" finding your voice" and help you to "put your oxygen mask on first."
I’m an intuitive & empathic therapist; I hope to keep our focus on the present, with an awareness of the past and hope for the future.
I have a considerable background working with the Black community and other communities of color, the LGBTQ and Non-Binary communities. I work with Adults, Teens, Individuals, and Couples from all cultural backgrounds. Everyone is welcome!
My therapeutic approach is Relational; Supportive; Empathetic; Conversational, and Collaborative. I will challenge you to be an active partner in therapy and work toward ongoing insight, growth, and positive change.
Over the past five years, I have worked with teens, adults, couples, families, groups, communities of color, and the LGBT population.
I have experience working with school stress, workplace stress, first-generation immigrants, the dynamics of aging, racism, homophobia, transphobia, conflict, and life transitions. I also recognize the role that race, culture, and identity play in our lives and how oppression, prejudice, and racism (& other isms), can hinder our wellness.
We may utilize multiple theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Focused, Psychodynamic, LGBTQ Affirmative, and Attachment-based therapy. Together we can address issues important to you, such as anxiety, depression, cultural identities, and trauma.
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 child, or with your partner. I would be happy to set up an initial consultation with you to explore working together.