Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I aspire to use an intersectional feminist model and anti-oppression/anti-colonial framework for therapy largely because of my own experiences of privilege and oppression. I work to be attentive to both the privileges and oppressions that come along with my various identities, and enjoy working with people who are also on this journey. My experiences have reinforced my commitment to continually work on decolonizing my mind and supporting the people I work with in doing the same.
I strive to be a trauma-informed therapist, who takes into account the various types of trauma that we experience throughout our lives and how that may impact daily experiences, relationships, and therapy. I will invite us to consider interpersonal traumas as well as systemic injustices and how these manifest in our lives.
I am finding that using an intersectional feminist model channels my values. I also use the terms “anti-oppressive” and “anti-colonial” to share the therapeutic dynamic I strive for. This takes into account the inherent flaws of traditional “western” psychotherapy models. I also find aspects of Internal Family Systems and Narrative Therapy to be empowering and grounding for people dealing with trauma and disempowerment.