Clinical Social Work Associate
Supervisor: Angie Gunn
Sex work is work and at the same time, the way you participate in capitalism doesn't always define you. Join me in your healing journey!
4531 SE Belmont St.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2018
I work with individuals who are interested in building a deeper level of understanding of limiting beliefs held about themselves and the world that keep them from living the fully expansive lives they deserve. Do you feel curious about building an authentic relationship with yourself and others? What about learning how you attach in relationships? Let's connect! My clients are sex workers, those struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating, non-monogamous, kinky and queer populations.
Many sex workers often burn out from the level of emotional engagement their job requires. Holding boundaries for yourself and with clients takes so much energy -- especially when you safety is at risk. It makes sense you're feeling burnt out. Let's build some skills around taking care of you and allow for space for burnout without normalizing it as a "right of passage" under capitalism.
If you struggle with your relationship to food and movement -- I can help. I approach Eating Disorder treatment from a Health at Every Size and Joyful Movement approach. May of us struggle with internalized fatphobia and I can provide you resources and tools to dismantle this belief that was socialized into you.
How do you show up in relationships? Do you flee intimacy? Do you cling to emotionally unavailable people? You might feel interested in learning more about your attachment style(s) and how attachment shows up in your relationships.
Personal growth is a wild ride. I know in my lived experience that I was never told how painful and lonely it can be. Often personal growth involves grief and letting go of what our lives used to look like and radically accepting where we're currently at in our journey while still dreaming of what we want our future to be like. It's a lot to hold! I'd love to help support you in opening up space for the most authentic version of you.
Are you in a non-monogamous relationship or are curious about what those relationship structures can look like for you? Get some support around building, maintaining and growing your most intimate connections all while building awareness around power dynamics, communication and wants and needs in your interpersonal relationships.
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