Trauma is something that happened to you that was so out of the realm of your understanding that your brain couldn't make sense of it. Trauma is individualized and unique to each person, and should be respected as such. Tending the roots involves identifying root causes of misunderstood, uncomfortable, or unwanted behaviors and meeting the needs that are expressed through these behaviors. We will focus on what you feel is important - because trauma work is WORK, and you deserve to put your efforts into tending the roots that you deem the most important to tend.
No therapy is one-size-fits all, which is why I utilize several therapeutic techniques and consistently seek further training. I have received training in EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, TF-CBT, DBT, and CBT. I also utilize solution-focused techniques, strengths perspective, and attachment theories to inform my practice. Moreover, I have significant training in working with the minor sex trafficking population, LGBTQIA community, and other culturally diverse populations.
I strongly believe in and implement in my practice the NASW core values of dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, service, integrity, social justice, and competence. I believe that Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, and Sex Work is Work. I also understand the nuances and influences that result from familial, environmental, and structural violence.
In our current circumstances, virtual options are a must. If you would prefer to have your services online rather than in person, we are happy to accommodate to your needs.