M.A. Counseling Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in CA and TN
I believe every human being deserves to be seen and live in a way that brings about peace, self-love, and a positive self-image. This can be difficult when immersed in rigid cultural systems, exposed to trauma, and dealing with intense emotional pain. Extrinsic influences about gender, ethnicity, nationality, physical and mental capabilities, sexuality (and much more) can leave so many people questioning their own existence. In the face of this, daily living itself can feel like a challenge and leave a person feeling isolated and alone. My hope is to provide you with the support we all deserve in order to live as fully as possible.
Knowing your worth is the backbone of living a healthy, authentic, and fulfilling life. I strive to support you in integrating all aspects of your identity in a way that is in alignment with your personal values so that you can explore what brings you joy, define what success means to you, and create an all encompassing definition for health.
I hope that whatever brings you to this page, you feel a sense of safety. I believe we all have an inherent birthright to exist in peace and that is what I strive to support my clients in achieving in their minds, hearts, and ultimately their lives.
What I Specialize In
Disown and Dismantle Oppressive Paradigms
Claim Who You Are and What You Want
Love Your Body and Whole Self On Your Terms
Connect to Authentic Community
Be Relationally Empowered
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, waiting to be filled. You feel it, don't you?
Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.
Kintsugi is not just a method of repair but also a philosophy. It’s the belief that the breaks, cracks, and repairs become a valuable and esteemed part of the history of an object, rather than something to be hidden... the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
- Kathleen Tessaro
It is not freedom from conditions, but it is freedom to take a stand toward the conditions.
Happiness cannot be pursued; it must be ensue.
For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does their best.