I work from a core belief that everyone has within themselves what they need for healing. I also believe that working in community helps to bring out and remember our rich, collective knowledge and understanding of what health, illness, and recovery are to us. My approach is from a Black Feminist/Womanist understanding, which prioritizes and centers the voices of the most marginalized among us and holds that we all hold multiple identities, with varying experiences of oppression and privilege, which inform our life experiences. You are the expert of your life. I work collaboratively with you in supporting your process of understanding and integrating your life experiences, using a relational, strength-based, culturally attuned, community-centered process.
Who do I work with?
- Black folks, People of Color, and Multiracial folks
- Queer, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay-identified people
- Transgender, Genderqueer, Non-Binary, and Gender-non-conforming folks
- Fat-identified folks/People of Size
- People living with chronic illness and disability, including HIV
- Organizers, activists, and folks trying to get free
- Folks grounded in their culture/ethnicity and spirituality
- Folks grounded in a collectivist worldview
- Polyamorous, non-monogamous, kink/BDSM-involved folks
- Folks impacted by incarceration and/or previously incarcerated
- Folks living at the intersections of these and other identities and experiences
I offer sessions for individuals and families/relationships of any structure. Some of the issues that we can address together are:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Trauma, including intergenerational trauma and complex PTSD
- Grief and loss
- Oppression and living with "double consciousness"
- Breakdowns in relationship and communication
- Transitioning from survival mode to living fully
- Impact of childhood abuse
- Abuses of power
- Preparation for upcoming challenging life situations (moving, surgery, incarceration, job changes, etc)
- Developing and maintaining self-care and life-affirming spiritual practices