I am a licensed psychologist with a PhD in Counseling Psychology. I draw from multiple traditions in my work with clients. I have specialized training and experience in mindfulness-based, interpersonal psychotherapy, and group therapy.
I believe that counseling should be a safe, respectful, and warm environment in which I can join you on your journey of self-exploration. While I am trained in a number of therapeutic techniques, there is no one approach that fits all individuals. You and I will work together to develop a therapeutic relationship that allows you the space that you need to achieve your goals. Sometimes that will mean that I will give you very direct feedback and guidance to help you survive a crisis while at other times, I may simply be present with you, non-judgmentally, in whatever feelings arise during our sessions.
As a biracial & Black woman, I am passionate about issues of diversity and social justice. I view my work through a multicultural and feminist lens, meaning that our problems are best understood within the context of culture. I am particularly interested in working with people of color and LGBQ individuals, as well as trans and gender non-conforming individuals. I strive in my practice to be sensitive to issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, social class, and body size. My practice is affirming of diverse relationship structures and sexual practices. Therapy is most effective if you feel safe, respected, and heard.