My approach is warm, collaborative, and embodied. I mindfully cultivate a safe and compassionate space in which my clients can land. It is deeply important to me that, on arrival, you experience being non-judgementally witnessed and accompanied, no matter what you’re bringing. Together, we will embark on the journey of accessing and making meaning of both your internal world and how you relate to the outside world.
Therapy sessions are client-centred and will generally be client-led. We follow with curiosity the thoughts, feelings, and experiences arising for you in the moment. This is a process of gradually expanding awareness of your internal world. I will support you in wording complex experiences that are often unconscious and contribute to suffering. I will support you in encountering vulnerability in yourself.
My approach to therapy is also body-centred in that I believe in the importance of re-establishing connection between our mind and body on the journey to healing. I will support you in gently observing what is happening in your body as we explore and expand your self-understanding.
I approach psychotherapy from an intersectional, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive lens. Our intersectionalities shape our sense of and relationship to ourselves, how we feel we get to take up space in the world, and how we engage with and form relationships with others and with systems of power.
Conscious or not, we are always engaging with one another from our social locations informed by our race, gender, class, physical ability, etc. When this is unacknowledged or minimized, it can lead to the erasure of essential dimensions of one’s sense of self and cause substantial pain.
An important overarching goal of mine is to support clients in reclaiming aspects of their intersectional experience that have felt erased, minimized, or unseen. Together, we will co-create a compassionate and open space to be with all of the nuances of your intersectional experience.