Background & Expertise
I have about 10 years of experience in the health and wellness field providing specialized treatment to people in crisis, youth and those experiencing homelessness. After my undergraduate degree, I attended University of Colorado Denver’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with an emphasis on working with multicultural and diverse populations. I earned my degree in 2020, at the height of the global pandemic. I am a National Board Certified Counselor and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. I enjoy working with women, immigrants and BIPOC individuals and those impacted by marginalization. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and trauma symptoms. I help my clients explore the relational images built upon their experiences in relationships and envision new relationships that is authentic to who they are. We create change by challenging negative beliefs and oppressive narratives and by engaging in creative practices and resources that promote healing, using modern and holistic approaches to mental health. You will gain the courage to be more of you and live your fullest life. I will meet you where you’re at and support your growth towards a life of meaning.
Orientation & Worldview
As a multicultural therapist, I believe that talk therapy rooted in systemic work, combined with creative expression helps us better address and understand the traumas in our life experiences. It is through this work that I encourage you to embrace the healing process. Here are some of the values that inform my work.
Ubuntu is a South African phrase that literally means a person is a person through other people. I am relationship oriented and I value interdependence, community and humanity. We exist as social beings and the different interactions between us as individuals and members of different groups impact our development and ability to grow and heal. Likewise, I believe in the interconnectedness of our struggles and therefore the interconnectedness of our healing and liberation.
I am a multicultural clinician because I acknowledge the varied and diverse cultures (and subcultures) of our world and in our personal history. Either as individuals with unique identities or members of family or social groups that share certain beliefs to the experience of being caught in the middle of intersecting identities and experiences, we are cultural beings. My therapy is keen to explore and understand healing from multi-cultural contexts.
My worldview is sensitive to the harms inflicted by the dominating and persistent capitalist, White Supremacist, patriarchal society we live in and my therapy is aimed to contribute to the healing of these wounds. I also believe that violence, trauma and pain experienced through colonization, genocide, racism, and other oppressions is at the root of the mental health concerns of groups who have been marginalized. It is not the people who are sick, but the systems that perpetuate suffering. I have developed an anti-colonial framework that is firmly resisting of colonial practices, tactics and structures.