Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, & Adults
Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs
I specialize in helping people safely explore and resolve the consequences of interpersonal, systemic and cultural trauma.
My experience ranges from treating children, adolescents, and adults who identify as QTBIPOC in working with anger, substance use/abuse, domestic violence, managing neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. My background has led me to support individuals in community mental health clinics, HIV/AIDS clinics, and in university settings. I prioritize working with communities that have the least access to quality mental health care, specifically people of color, low-income communities, LGBTQTS people, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Using an integrative approach that incorporates Afrocentric psychology, Indigenous psychology, somatic psychology, Black queer feminism, interpersonal neurobiology, and attachment theory, I support people in moving through the experience of complex PTSD, attachment trauma; narcissistic abuse, intergenerational trauma, and healing core shame. I am trained in EMDR therapy through an EMDRIA certified organization. I’ve completed training in Interpersonal Neurobiology for Practitioners of Color, Hakomi Pro Skills (Level 1), and 1000+ hours of training in Hatha Yoga.
I am an eco-aware therapist meaning I help people connect with and process difficult feelings around climate change. I will never pathologize one’s climate change distress or dismiss it as catastrophic thinking. Together we can understand how this distress is a natural and reasonable reaction to what is happening and uncover perspectives, tools, and techniques for coping with it.
Together we will work to create safety and connection in our sessions. I aim to help people recover the lost capacity to take in joy and ease by cultivating awareness and connection. I see that life is about embracing the emergent nature of change held in the care of supportive relationships.
I am an MSW intern supervised by Andre Pruitt, Ph.D., LCSW.
I look forward to working with you!