Being a human is HARD...what can you do about it? I am here to support you on your journey, whatever that might look like. I am experienced with discussing religious trauma and patterns of distress to discover who you were, are, and who you want to become. I am a sex-positive, anti-oppressive therapist who focuses on trauma-informed methods when exploring identities. All identities are welcome and this includes sex workers, transhumans, polyamorous folx, kink/bdsm explorers, and questioning individuals. As a neurodivergent, disabled individual myself, I enjoy learning about your own story while building a safe space for you to discuss your frustrations with living in a world that is often not made for this community. We can work on building that pathway to understanding and discovering what makes you tick.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who graduated with a master's from Columbia School of Social Work. I love to assist clients with finding empowerment/acceptance in their identities while working through past traumas. My specializations are in multiple areas such as the disabled, neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA+ communities. I have lived experience as a disabled, queer woman who has anxiety and depression. I feel like these connections have shown me how to be the biggest advocate for clients' mental health journeys.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
My therapeutic methods center around dialectical behavior therapy, talk therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I'm also a graphic designer and have several years of experience with creating logos, promotional materials, and custom vector illustrations. I love to incorporate expressive art and design into my therapeutic practice. I am available for individual therapy (ages 16 through 70+) along with consulting opportunities for program development and creating more equitable and inclusive environments.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
Due to my neuromuscular disability, I feel that this has given me the ability to adapt to societal pressures and gives me a unique perspective on client care. I take pride in showing others how to successfully navigate a system that was not made for people with disabilities. I am not differently abled, handicapable, special needs, or confined to a wheelchair. I’m disabled. My wheelchair is my freedom, not a hindrance or a burden. My needs aren’t special. They’re just needs. Disabled is not a bad word. It’s an identity of mine and it’s taught me more than I ever would have learned without it. Being disabled isn’t the toughest part of this life. It’s the emotional work that it takes to get a voice in the mental health field and with society at large.