My therapeutic style is informed by feminism and social justice, seeking to collectively dismantle systems of violence and oppression. I believe many of the dis-ease in our lives is rooted in a normal response to a broken system that is then pathologized and stigmatized especially when it comes to sexual behaviors and interests. I believe any problematic behavior is a symptom of a deeper rooted problem that needs to be addressed rather than the cause of the concern. In addition to the tools of my Western clinical training (e.g. CBT, EMDR), I have an eclectic and intuitive approach that invites your collaboration to help you take control of your life and choose which changes you need to make for lasting effects.
How I work with clients
My approach is to address the core negative self-beliefs (often established in early childhood) that adversely impact one’s choices and puts strain on relationships with self and others. I believe that if everyone was given an accepting and nonjudgmental space, they can gain the courage to remember their own inherent worth, reclaim their wisdom and empower themselves. I like to discuss the systems in which we are all operating in and how they impact us and how we might impact them. I view plant medicines as sacred tools that along with other tools, can help clients gain new insights into themselves and the world around them.