Living according to one's identity can be a source of joy and fulfillment without external interference. Many times this is not the case, due to family, structural oppression, or work conditions. I offer a safe and welcoming space to members of sexual, trans, affective and gender minorities who seek therapy or counseling. My beliefs include supporting the rights of every individual to self-define. I am firmly committed to anti-oppressive and equity building practices.
My therapy is based on a firmly held belief that LGBTQI2S individuals suffer additional burdens caused by a dominantly hetero-normative society. 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 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.
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.
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!