Our assumptions and beliefs about the world inform our feelings, which in turn, influences our behavior. Many of those assumptions however are not entirely our own, or even in our conscious awareness. These beliefs come from our parents, our communities, negative or traumatic experiences, or even a less developed version of ourself. Living a life that does not reflect our values as a unique individual with a singular world-experience often results in an inner conflict that can negatively spill outward into our romantic, familial, and professional relationships.
Taking the time to explore what thought belong to our present authentic selves, and what are the artifacts of other’s perception and experiences is one of the most important gifts an individual can give to themselves.
My psychotherapeutic approach is strongly rooted in Systems and Psychodynamic theory, and I value exploring the ways our environments at all stages of our development, have influenced and modified our understanding of others and self, and thus influence the ways we function today. Bringing the important consideration of multiculturalism and historical trauma into this analysis.
Specialized in Trauma, I have an in-depth understanding of PTSD, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, alcohol and substance abuse (including dual diagnosis), LGBTQ+ experiences, grief and loss, and major life transitions. I value creating a nonjudgmental space where individuals are comfortable to disconnect from the tasks and stressors of their daily lives, take an hour to comfortably and completely look inward, and collaborate together to bring compassion and self understanding to the present.