Social justice is central to my work. My focus is to actively dismantle oppression and its burden. I welcome discussion about your identity, my identity, and all the systems impacting you. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of collaboration and I work to remain aware and educated to bring the most I can to our sessions.
I work to center the needs of queer, trans, gender nonconforming, BIPOC and all people living with marginalized identities. This means I am curious about your individual story and what you choose to work on. I won't make assumptions and push any agenda.
I am rooted in a liberatory, queer and feminist theory, incorporating social justice and anti-oppression into our work. I am intentionally anti-racist and acknowledge we live in a society founded in white supremacy. I am body-positive which means I will not pathologize your body and am rooted in the Health at Every Size (HAES®) model.
We all have identities that can be categorized as marginalized or majority, and most of us have some from each column. I find that always filtering bias and first impressions through the lens of social justice gets to the core of who we are and opens us to truly creative work. A social justice lens can also free us all to self-identify apart from imposed social constructs.
Some areas of focus:
Disrupting all forms of white supremacy and attempting to move toward active anti-racism.
Exploring gender and uplifting all gender identities and presentations.
Exploring all the ways the sexuality and affectionality can be defined, including polyamory.
Dismantling homophobia, queerphobia, transphobia and homonormativity.
Undoing sizeism, body policing, and fatphobia; whether internalized or from cultural forces.
Subverting classism and struggles of class that intersect with other forms of oppression.
Interrupting ableism in all of its invisible and culturally perpetuated forms.
Finding and honoring all latent/hidden identities and those we choose to hold privately.
Exploring the intersections between all of your identities.