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I help diverse folx who really want to do right by themselves and the people around them, but they’re struggling. I help the habitual helpers who find it hard to help themselves because no one taught them how. We’ll explore the impacts of your past and the social worlds around us on your patterns of life choices. And we’ll zoom in on the role of youーcompassionately holding you accountable for what you have control over (and letting go of what you don’t). Because yes (this might be hard to read), you do have a role in where your life has ended up right now, but the bright side of that news is that you also have the power to change it! Therapy with me is all about empowerment of you.

Depending on our life experiences (for instance, your trauma history) and our social and cultural identities, we often don’t develop the healthiest view of ourselves, or we make choices that hurt ourselves or others. This can be scary stuff to face. But we’ll do it together. I’ll meet you where you’re at to give you practical tools and the knowledge you need to empower you to get the life you want. 

Want to see if we’d be a good match for therapy? 


Hugging a Pillow

What you might be


  • Are you feeling lost? Constantly stressed or angry and irritable? Disconnected and lonely? Or constantly worried and questioning yourself? Or just drained?

  • Do you find yourself helping others, but often at the expense of yourself?

  • Do you beat yourself up on the inside, but rarely honestly share your struggles with others? 

  • Do you “should” all over yourself, like “I should be doing this,” or “I should be feeling that?”

  • Do you feel like you’re watching life pass you by?

The More

"Clinical" Terminology

  • PTSD and trauma recovery, particularly from racial trauma and sexual trauma

  • Stress management

  • Identity development

  • Relationship building and social skills

  • Loneliness

  • Life transitions

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Chronic anger

  • Addiction (mild to moderate), particularly alcohol 

  • Grief and loss

  • Imposter syndrome



White Chair and Bookshelf

In plain language...

I provide a blend of therapeutic treatments that have been shown to work. My approach to you specifically, is then also informed by scholarly works relevant to your identities and experiences, so that therapy can have its best chance to work for you. For example, for decades, the science has shown that if the relationship and fit between you and me don’t work, then therapy is less effective. And avoiding the topics of race and culture negatively impacts therapeutic relationships for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) clients. So, I prioritize that connection and relationship between us. 

Piles of Books

The more "official" treatment names

To get technical, the interventions/treatments I provide are based in cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT). More specifically, I provide trauma-informed, mindfulness-based, third-wave CBT (also known as third-wave contextual behavioral therapies), and even more specifically, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Therapy (FAP), with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills. In other words, I provide evidence-based treatments, which is a jargon-y way of saying that there are multiple peer-reviewed scientific studies showing robust evidence over a period of time that these approaches work. I also have extensive experience providing Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and can provide other specialized manualized treatment protocols like exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD or CBT for insomnia (CBT-i), if it’s appropriate. And, importantly, I provide these treatments through a social justice/anti-oppressive lens, informed by multicultural research. 

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