As someone who has lived their life in the gray area, often not fitting into socially created boxes, I’ve learned a lot about the importance of making space for all of my client’s identities, roles, and experiences in counseling. I identify as a queer, neurodivergent, person of color, who holds multiple intersectional identities and has experienced many multicultural experiences by growing up in a transracial LGBTQ+ adoptive family in the south. I’m passionate about supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals who hold one or multiple intersectional identities or experience identity concerns, perfectionism, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, depression, interpersonal/relationship concerns, and neurodiverse experiences.
My therapeutic approach is holistic, integrative, creative and centered around client empowerment. I utilize a combination of systemic, attachment, and narrative perspectives while integrating psychoeducation to validate my client’s experiences and support them in their therapeutic process. The relationships I build with my clients are based on authenticity, respect, and collaboration as I believe the client is the expert of their lived experiences. I encourage clients to provide feedback so I can better understand how to best support them. I also like to cultivate therapeutic relationships with clients through shared experiences, interests, and humor.