Psychotherapy and Counseling Services
I specialize in the following areas of counseling:
Trauma and crime victimization
Immigration and cross-cultural adjustment
Gender and sexual identity exploration
Depression and Anxiety
My foundational work and experience is rooted in decades of hands-on social justice, advocacy and community organizing work primarily with communities of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+ folx and survivors of partner violence, sexual violence and labor exploitation.
My therapeutic healing lens and orientation is embedded in feminist theory, critical race theory, liberation psychology, somatic based healing, trauma resiliency model (TRM), strengths-based work, narrative therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), relational psychodynamic and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
I incorporate play, art therapy and healing meditation in nature when possible and consider therapeutic accompaniment in certain limited circumstances (eg. court hearings, restraining order hearings, medical appointments).
I am licensed to provide psychotherapy for folx living in California. I am able to provide therapy and coaching services to those in other countries (within limits of an individual country's regulations and requirements (if they exist). Consultation, training and mediation is offered nationwide or internationally.
I currently only provide telehealth sessions, with the exception of accompaniment services that are negotiated if needed.