no one that is suffering is not an indicator of the ways in which the society itself is suffering
– Rev. angel Kyodo williams
“…And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” — Rolf Gates
The following treatment approaches inform my work and are areas where I seek ongoing training:
Anti-Oppression, Feminist Therapy looks at social, cultural, political and power structures that shape how we feel and function. The work strives to dismantle oppression both structurally and individually through increased awareness and empowerment.
Trauma Sensitive Movement uses a variety of body based techniques to build present moment awareness, choice making skills and reclaim autonomy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Michigan and Washington. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Michigan State University, 2008) and a Master of Social Work (Loyola University Chicago, 2010).