Licensed Professional Counselor
My mission is to support your relationship with your sexuality. You have a right to your sexuality — it’s part of your nature.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2018
You may be seeking help on your own—to process past experiences and beliefs, strengthen your support system, or gain support in accessing affirming healthcare. You may be seeking help with family—longing for acceptance from family members, or needing guidance with discussing sexual health with your children. You may be seeking help with your relationship—wanting to deepen intimacy, unpack inequity impacting your relationship, explore shared sexuality, or establish clear boundaries.
My feminist approach to therapy is grounded in Critical Race theory and Queer theory. Critical Race theory refers to collective critical views of how US macrosystems are inherently racist; Critical Race theory rejects colorblindness and political neutrality and prioritizes dismantling white supremacy. Queer theory focuses on unlearning conditioned beliefs and reimagining identity, wellness versus sickness, psychopathology, gender and sexuality.
My relational approach to therapy is grounded in Relational–Cultural therapy (RCT). RCT is a form of therapy that emphasizes the importance and transformative power of our sense of self and our connection with others. RCT believes that humans naturally grow toward and through connection with others. RCT highlights the role our families, community and society play in forming our identities and beliefs about ourselves.
Mindfulness-based practices give us a chance to focus our attention on the present moment. When we engage in mindfulness, we experience our senses, thoughts, feelings and emotions, physical sensations, and behavior in a curious, compassionate and nonjudgmental way.
Emotionally-Focused therapy (EFT) is a form of therapy that focuses on the value of engaging in emotional experiencing in the present moment. EFT believes that a safe, clarifying and meaningful connective experience has the power to heal and transform our senses of self and intimate relationships.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that focuses on the relationship between our thoughts, emotions, and actions. CBT can be a powerful tool that helps us to identify and transform potential disempowering beliefs we hold about ourselves and others that may be negatively impacting our quality of life.
I work with clients to help them learn about their sexuality and understand it in context to their life. I help clients with concerns: Sexual shame, sexual anxiety, sexual dysfunction, sex and disability, discrepancy of sexual desire, kink/BDSM exploration, infidelity, and sex-positive parenting.
The 2SLGBTQIA+ community is broad and diverse, including sexually and gender diverse people. I work with clients to help them explore their sexuality, ranging from identity to expression, to transitioning, pod-mapping and accessing affirming healthcare and community services. Additionally, I provide a safe, affirming space for processing and treatment for clients who wish to work on issues unrelated to their 2SLGBTQIA+ identities.
Individuals engaging in polyamorous and consensual nonmonogamous (CNM) relationships have been historically marginalized and pathologized in our society to due the halo affect of monogamous couples and nuclear-family values. However, less than 15% of families in the US today look like a nuclear family. I am both poly-knowledgeable and poly-focused in my practice, meaning that I serve clients who may be seeking therapy for polyamory/CNM-related reasons, or simply seeking poly-affirming care.
I specialize in supporting individuals and families anywhere in the perinatal process, including: Abortion, experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) during and after pregnancy, stressors related to parenthood, and decisions regarding family building. I focus on working with historically marginalized clients (2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, SW-ers, etc.). I strive to advocate for racial justice, disability justice, and reproductive justice both in-and-out of sessions.
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