My Approach to Helping
My personal lived experiences, my background in medicine and my professional training in family systems approach all inform my therapeutic style. My approach is conversational, client-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive. I draw from Socio-Emotional Relational Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Intergenerational Family Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I also tailor each session based on what works for you and your family, chosen or biological, as I believe that each individual, couple, and family is unique. I utilize a decolonizing, intersectional, body positive and an anti-oppressive lens in therapy and operate from a framework of relational equity and social justice. I am inclusive of all races/ethnicities, gender, sexual and relational orientations. I am passionate about centering and working with individuals, couples and families from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and other historically marginalized communities.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I cherish spending time with my family. I enjoy taking long walks with my husband and our dog, exploring the lush green surroundings of the Pacific Northwest. Being out in nature always grounds me and provides me with a space for self-reflection. I love playing board and card games with my children and am always on the lookout for new fun games. I spend many hours getting lost at a bookstore and you will seldom see me without a book in my hand. I love exploring coffee shops and finding a cozy nook there to journal. I love to travel and learn about other cultures and traditions. Diversity in landscapes, language, culture, beliefs, and traditions has always intrigued and fascinated me. The kitchen is truly the heart of my home as I enjoy cooking and connecting with family and friends over meals. I am learning to snowboard and so far, I have enjoyed it.