You are excelling on the outside but feeling like you are wearing a mask. You may soothe yourself with alcohol, Netflix, or dates but still find yourself wondering what you have worked so hard for. You may be the first in your family to excel in school and work and feel the burden of being one of the few like you. you spend your weekends at boozy brunches venting to friends but never seem to get enough off your chest and blowing off steam only seems to work for a moment. Your efforts to advocate for yourself may get you labeled as “angry” or “difficult”, which only seems to add to your suffering. You feel like two people live inside you, one that lashes at those you care about and one that feels terrible about it afterwards. You are a passionate person with a big mind and big heart who finds injustice is impeding your ability to express and truly empower yourself.
I am committed to helping diverse professionals with big emotions to find their energy and voices to live their truth. I am passionate about helping folks live with more energy for relationships, hobbies, and passions.
Helping diverse professionals find their energy and voices
I received my Doctor of Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, which is a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Through my graduate school career, I found my passion in working with folks from marginalized communities who struggle with feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, enraged, and exhausted by the world.
I have over 11 years of professional experience working in community, inpatient, jail, prison, and school settings. I have advanced training in trauma treatments and trauma-informed care. I am an anti-stigma and recovery-focused therapist whose approach is driven less by diagnoses and more by assisting the clients I serve to thrive and live meaningful lives. My training includes experience in the following modalities:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Seeking Safety for PTSD and Substance Abuse
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)