"I strive to provide multiculturally-affirmative therapy to as many people as possible, navigating from my experiences as a queer, mixed-race individual, offering those who do frontline advocacy work a break from an otherwise oppressive health system."
What’s it like working with you?
How do your values shape your approach?
I actively work to offer a personal and identity-informed approach that is often lost in the current healthcare system. I believe most people are doing their best to make it through life — and even that goal can be difficult at times. That’s why I offer an existential-humanistic approach that focuses on coming alongside you as you work to more clearly identify your personal desires. In our work together, I will also coach you on how to shift your daily lived experiences to be more in line with your goals. Bottom line, I strive to validate each person I work with and support them in their efforts to build a more meaningful life.
My Professional Journey
I trained as a generalist and earned my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2019, completing my clinical internship at the Kansas City VA in 2018. I have a broad clinical background but have worked the most with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, other mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder), adult ADHD, and adjustment concerns. I have completed training for the following evidence-based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (PE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP). My therapeutic stance is utilizing evidence-based practices informed by a humanistic-existential approach while incorporating aspects of cultural identity and minority stress.