I take an integrative approach to therapy that fosters empowerment, self-compassion, and growth. Work with me to explore more of you: your unique needs, relationships, strengths, and dreams and aspirations. I view all mental health issues through the lens of oppressive systems. James Oliver once said, "I contend that most emotional distress is best understood as a rational response to sick societies." With this sentiment in mind, I hope to guide you through a space where we work together to dismantle these internalized oppressive systems.
I work with couples who are struggling with issues related to communication, disconnection, infidelity, sexual trauma, interracial dynamics, cultural differences, and more. My role as a couples therapist is to teach skills that foster egalitarianism and an increased depth of understanding in one's partner. In addition, I help couples explore their respective traumas, they may trigger one another, and how to effectively navigate conflict.
As a licensed mental health counselor in New York State, I can offer supervision to those who hold mental health counseling limited permit (MHC-LP) and are working toward completion of their clinical hours. My supervision style follows the approaches of Relational-Cultural Theory, Feminist Theory, Existential Theory, and Psychodynamic Theory. Similar to my therapeutic style, I follow a justice approach to supervision, practicing through an anti-capitalist and anti-racist lens.
Throughout my tenure in academia and in my professional career, I have facilitated various workshops and talks exploring the effects of marginalization and understanding how identities in the therapeutic space influence both clients' experiences and practitioners' approaches to working with their clients.