Clinical Social Work Associate
Supervisor: Joana Mahto, LCSW
I work collaboratively with individuals & families, especially LGBTQI+ folks, to address the barriers in connecting with ourselves & others.
1110 SE Alder
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2019
As a member of the LGBTQI+ community, I have a special interest and passion in serving those who identify as queer and trans- community members, as well as families and parents navigating their young person's coming out experience. Additionally, my interest, education, and experience include working with adolescents, adults, groups, and families navigating relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, and traumatic experiences, among others.
In working with the LGBTQIA2S+ community, I know how difficult this world can be to navigate. Unfortunately, due to historically oppressive systems, experiences of trauma are an all too common occurrence among our community. Yet, the resilience of our community is inspiring and healing. Utilizing intersectional-feminist and systems lens, as well as elements of popular education, I am passionate about working with our community to both grieve the systemic harm and co-create resilience!
Much of my experience in this work has been with youth, parents, and families and challenges in family dynamics. Working with families and parents amidst coming out and transition processes with their young folks is a passion. It's an important time of change for parents that often presents unique challenges related to grief, loss, and acceptance. Research shows that it's a vital time for young folks in which love, acceptance, and support are directly tied to present and long-term well-being.
There is no doubt that grief and loss are processes that we experience as a result of death. However, grief and loss are all too commonly relegated solely to the realm of death loss, ignoring the fact that being a human presents everyday experiences of grief and loss. Loss of time, expectations, relationships, to name a few, are often disenfranchised, resulting in exacerbated and unnamed grief. I work to validate these everyday losses and support you in navigating grief regardless of its causes.
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