MSW, LSWAIC (she/her or they/them)
My approach to therapy is based on the idea that anyone experiencing mental health challenges is capable of recovery. Recovery can look different for different people, but the basic idea is that everyone has the inherent capability to find a way to live their most fulfilled life. I see my role in therapy as that of a guide, collaborating with each person I work with to help them find ways to use their strengths to achieve recovery.
I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds, tailoring my therapeutic approach to the needs of each person I work with. I particularly appreciate the opportunity to work with those experiencing the effects of intersectional systems of oppression. I use a multicultural and feminist lens to help those I work with explore the impact of living in a society that privileges certain people over others and discuss how to deal with it. I also use a trauma-informed approach, recognizing that many people have experienced trauma that they may or may not be ready to talk about.
I am a graduate of the MSW program at the University of Washington. The therapeutic modalities I use in therapy include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.