Being labeled as an "outsider" or positioned at the margins of society can have a harmful impact on how people view themselves and their relationship to the world around them. The therapeutic relationship can be an important space for individuals to obtain support in overcoming life's challenges. My approach to therapy with clients helps to create a safe, warm, non-judgmental space where they can examine their lives within their sociocultural contexts, envision change, and build upon their pre-existing strengths and resources. I strive to create a collaborative and trusting relationship with clients so that they can learn how to empower themselves, foster a sense of hope, and find meaningful purpose in their lives. I work on a wide variety of issues with adults, adolescents, children and couples. When one can start the journey towards authenticity, self-respect, and self-love, one can begin the healing road towards a more holistic sense of self and a deeper understanding of how they engage with others.
My clinical practice is informed by contemporary psychodynamic theory that includes a commitment to social justice and to being a culturally competent clinician. I utilize a combination of feminist, relational, attachment, and strength-based practices.