I primarily work with adolescents and adults of color struggling with academic, creative, and professional environments. These issues can include multiculturalism, generational trauma, and creating healthy boundaries while speaking your truth in these environments. In my work, I value multicultural diversity and understand the damaging psychological effects of oppression and racism. Research tells us that racial discrimination is related to depression, suicide, stress disorders, and maladaptive coping strategies such as substance abuse. Therapy that acknowledges and validates these harsh realities can have a profound impact on people and communities. While I may be considered an expert on mental health, I believe that each individual is a self-expert…knowledge of self is mental health! Therapy can offer amazing results and healing, but the results depend greatly on the therapeutic relationship. The opportunity to walk with you on your journey of healing is an honor and a privilege. Whoever you are and whatever your circumstance, my goal is to meet you where you're at. I use a therapeutic approach that is strength based, client centered, and trauma informed; holding a safe place where you can feel supported and heard. Building a healthy therapeutic relationship that is supportive and non-judgmental are necessary to create health and wellness.
As a holistic therapist, which means I emphasize the connection of mind-body-spirit and your relationship to others, I specialize in Somatic therapy and Energy therapy. I understand that trauma can get stored in the body; I work with clients who have somatic (body) symptoms and mental and emotional imbalance to invite balance back in. I have experience working with trauma in a holistic way that involves the use of encouraging the body to have a voice in determining what is going on with you. As sensations that are associated with trauma have permission to be released, healing can begin. I also use energy therapy to help repattern your energy field and accelerate healing of the mind-body-spirit. I look forward to working with you.
Psychotherapy, Alternative & Complementary Services in Minneapolis