I come to the work of psychotherapy through my own mental health issues and challenges in life. I do not believe that what worked for me will work for you. Rather, I use the lenses I have gained in experience to offer you an anchor in your own times of turmoil.
I grew up in a working class, multicultural, blended family; therefore, I have been
thinking about and trying to grapple with frameworks of anti-oppression, feminism, and classism for a long time. The intersection of privilege and oppression in my own life has been and continues to be an important part of how I empower myself. I am curious to learn about how you internalize or benefit from these systems.
I took my training at The Centre For Training in Psychotherapy. This is a rigorous program that provides both academic learning and clinical experience. In my studies I engaged with trauma, attachment, intersubjectivity, classical psychoanalysis, and relational theories that provide me with the basis necessary to be a reliable source for you in your work.
Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, my background was in supportive work in the arts, community building initiatives, literature, and music. I continue to conduct myself with mutual aid, access, and compassion at the heart of my goals.