Seeking help for oneself can be challenging. That’s why I provide a strengths-based, calming, caring, supportive atmosphere that allows people to engage in the therapeutic or consultation process from a place of acceptance, peace and clarity. I want clients to feel understood and valued for who they are, even if they have made life choices that did not have the most positive outcome. I also believe that everyone is capable of growth and development if they are given the tools and are willing to adjust their behavioral patterns. I am committed to helping my clients live a life that gives them a sense of pride and assurance that who they are, is all they need to be!
Through a lens of social justice and equity, I focus on affirming experiences for all people with specific emphasis on people of color and other marginalized identities; unpacking the impact of power, privilege, and structural oppression; and deconstructing challenges related to acculturation or first-generation challenges. Additionally, I provide skill building in the five core competency areas of social and emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
I work with Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents (14-17), College-aged students/adults (18-24), and Adults
Some of the issues that I help people navigate include but are not limited to:
Adjustment/Acculturation in the workplace
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Race and Cultural Identity
I am eclectic in my theoretical orientation and include principles from the following:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)