Support for Life's Challenges and Changes
"There are no individuals in the world, only fragments of families." Carl Whitaker
Are you struggling with issues related to your relationships?Is your family struggling to cope with life's challenges?It is my desire to be an affirming therapist for my clients. I provide a holistic perspective that takes into consideration the individual within the family, the family itself, and the larger realities of the world. I work to provide a safe space to work on behavioral concerns, disrupted attachments, communication problems, navigating life changes, immigration, grief, trauma, oppression and more.Taking the next step may not be easy but it is worth it for you and your family. So, let’s do it, together.
"The healing gesture … is not intended to explain it away or fill in the abyss but simply to affirm that they are not alone, that our common madness is a matter of degree, that we’re all siblings in the same night of truth. The healing gesture is not to explain madness if that means to explain it away but to recognize it as a common fate, to affirm our community and solidarity." Michel Foucault
Are you in a space where you are ready to jump in and invest in yourself?
Or are you on the fence and just considering dipping your toe into therapy?
Whether this is your first experience with therapy, or you have tried therapy in the past, I welcome you to the possibilities you can create for yourself, with support.
I believe in the importance of community and solidarity. One of the costs of living in a fast-paced, high stress society is the loss of connection, to self and to others. In practicing culturally affirming care I work to support you in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, and your place in the world while also taking into consideration the very real challenges you are facing.
“NO ONE CAN DANCE WITH A PARTNER AND NOT TOUCH EACH OTHER’S RAW SPOTS. WE MUST KNOW WHAT THESE RAW SPOTS ARE AND BE ABLE TO SPEAK ABOUT THEM IN A WAY THAT PULLS OUR PARTNER CLOSER TO US.”
I practice compassionately, effectively, and with an emphasis on strengthening the safety and security in your relationship. I have extensive experience working with couples in different stages of life.
Premarital counseling can help you to step into your next stage together confidently.
Couples therapy can be a space to gain greater self awareness, increase communication and coping skills, heal from past conflicts and trauma, create and identify solutions, and develop a new couple identity with a secure base
Couples therapy while separated can be a tool for building towards the future. Separation can be a wake up call and an opportunity for reinvestment into a new couple story.
It can also create a space to begin "Connected Co-parenting" that allows parents to be the parents their children need while working through their own issues.
Community and Connection
“The person is comprehensible only within this tapestry of relationships, past and present.” Mitchell
Group therapy is an opportunity to develop interpersonal relationships in a safe and inclusive setting. As humans we regulate in community and space for reflection and practice allows for interpersonal growth.