Licensed Clinical Social Worker -
Are there mental health challenges keeping you from reaching your dreams? Work one-on-one with me as we look to collaboratively discover your best hopes and then develop the skills to achieve them! I strive to create a trauma-informed and inclusive space that allows persons to discuss all aspects of themselves and overcome whatever may be holding them back.
I am a black, multiracial non-binary person married to a white trans man. Throughout my life, I’ve had quite a few opportunities to learn from challenging situations and develop skills to overcome these challenges. One of these skills was learning to lean deep into cultural humility. I genuinely believe in the inherent worth and dignity of each and every person and therefore I always strive to create a space that is open and safe enough for persons to truly explore all aspects of themselves. I believe each relationship must be approached as the unique intersection of identities and ideas that it is and I hope to make this clear throughout all of our work together.
Our work will typically start with getting really clear on your hopes and goals for our time together and then, when you’re ready, we’ll dive into making those hopes into reality as quickly or as gradually as you’re willing to. I believe each person is the expert on themselves in a way that I’ll never be able to match and so I instead focus on being an expert on therapeutic process and skills. As we learn more about your hopes, goals, and dreams, I’ll offer tools, skills, and paths to match. You tell me which ones sound most interesting and we go from there. I really strive to make it a fluid approach rooted in appreciation for each persons right to self-determination yet still fully informed by scientific principles that help speed things along.
I developed this approach from years of clinical mental health experience and leadership development work to help individuals discover the skills to reach their goals in a radically inclusive way that not only highlights strengths, but also emphasizes acceptance of their whole person to allow for truly authentic achievement.
I’m always excited to learn something new and I look forward to working with you!
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Polyamory and Nonmonogamous Relationships
Video Game Addiction
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
DBT Informed Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)