Patriarchy, Racism, Heterosexism, Sexism, Feminism, Queerness and new Masculinities
I offer a safe and welcoming space to members of sexual, trans, affective and gender minorities who seek therapy or counseling. I also offer a safe and welcoming place to individuals who suffer any kind of oppression from sociopolitical sources like racism, sexism, patriarchy, heterosexism and all the other -isms.
My practice includes supporting the rights of every individual to have a life of freedom of expression, imagination and creativity. I am firmly committed to anti-oppressive and equity building practices that help liberate everybody’s mind, body, and life.
My therapy is based on a firmly held belief that many individuals suffer additional burdens caused by a dominantly hetero-normative patriarchal and racist system of privilege. I am a feminist and an advocate of empowering expressions of humanness that liberate men, women and non-binary individuals to live according to their diverse identities embracing a full life of mutual support and enjoyment.
Often this is not possible, due to family, structural oppression, or work conditions that interfere with one’s path of self-discovery. These may range from daily microaggressions that erode one's sense of calm and belonging, to outright traumatic violence.
These extra burdens can be endured if there are no other stressors, but when other stressors or conditions they can be compounded. We will address these issues when they affect you, and help you increase your understanding of how to deal with them in order to journey with pride and self-advocacy into a fuller life.
In my clinical experience, I have developed a keen awareness of how expectations from different cultural backgrounds and how your family may relate to you may affect your experience. This may also have affected you by how you may have internalized these elements. I use this awareness to offer nuanced and sensitive therapy.
Working with me to develop resilience and learn how to get ahead despite oppression can help make you feel freer, more joyful, and more empowered. Click below to start the process!
I have provided trainings to other professionals in how to work with individuals of varied sexual, affective and gender identities. I am always available to give trainings and talks on the topic.