My main approach is black feminist relational. That means that I believe one of the keys to making the change you seek is to have a space to explore and process (if you find it helpful!) the impact of societal oppression on our lives. It also means that I believe that strong and fulfilling relationships with others can support you in reaching your full potential, and I will work to support you in creating those relationships. One relational technique we will potentially use is to observe patterns and experiences that may occur between us in our relationship. These interactions within the therapy room can often help us better understand other patterns of thoughts and actions "in real life" that may be impacting your ability to obtain the life and relationships you desire and deserve.
I firmly believe that the mind and body are not separate entities. There is a wealth of information our bodies supply us with--we just have to learn how to listen! I will support you in better understanding the impact of stress/trauma on our mind/body and assist you in learning techniques to utilize the wisdom of our bodies to move closer towards your goal.
- Black Feminist
- Trauma Focused
Method of Service
A Note About Confidentiality:
Therapy services are confidential; most information you share will be kept private. There are a few situations in which I am required by law to break confidentiality in order to protect people. If I learn that you are planning to seriously injure yourself or someone one else or gain information about possible child/elder/dependent adult abuse that is currently happening, I have to inform the authorities to keep people safe. Only information about these risky situations needs to be disclosed. If you are discussing something that might require a me to talk to other authorities (i.e. hospital or safety services), then I will discuss this with you. I will go over the parameters of confidentiality in the first session, and that information will also be provided in written format.