Great to meet you!
I hold a masters in Creative Art Psychotherapy from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. My background in art and gender studies helps inform my creative and holistic approach to therapy. I specialize in working within a trauma-informed method of psychoanalysis and substance abuse recovery treatment. I have experience working in community, educational, medical, residential, and outpatient services within the United States and Africa.
A bit about my approach to therapy
I aim to give affirmation and understanding to my clients. With the knowledge that all people come from all ends of the spectrum of health and well being. Despite how people may feel (especially about themselves), I will not treat anyone I am working with as fundamentally sick, deficient, broken or messed up. As long as they are breathing, there is more right with them than wrong — with an inherent wholeness and profound potential beneath any given struggle.
What you can expect from our first session
I find it helpful to problem solve coping strategies with my clients for self care between sessions. Whether that is a creative exercise, art making, an exploration in a topic, or active work within support networks, I work to weave together a thoughtful journey from where a client is coming from and looking forward into the possibilities in their future.