As your counselor my goal is to serve as your guide while you navigate through life's transitions. Using a social justice lens I will help guide you unpack this capitalist, imperialist world’s barriers that hinder you from reaching your potential. I tailor treatment to meet your needs and will work collaboratively with you to dismantle these messages and move forward. I have experience working with clients from all backgrounds and experiences and I specialize in working with people of richly diverse racial and ethnic heritage, people along the expansive gender and sexual spectrum, with all varied abilities, using a health at every size approach. I have experience helping heal the trauma experienced by refugees, asylees, and immigrants and continue doing so through pro bono work with Intercultural Counseling Connection. I have also provided therapeutic services to children who experienced traumatic and sexual abuse with an emphasis on resilience and a strength based approach.
I have specialized training in helping support blended and reconstituted families and individuals experiencing the disenfranchised grief of childlessness, as well as those going through the trauma of the profit making Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) industry.
I am a Board Approved Licensed Clinical Supervisor in the State of Maryland, providing clinical supervision for interns and those with provisional license working toward advanced licensure.
I am a PhD student in Public Policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a focus in health policy, researching the impact policy enforcement of Mental Health Parity Laws plays on behavioral health insurance coverage and narrowing the disparity gap in access to care for marginalized populations -- especially those with intersectional identities. For that reason I believe that providing access to behavioral health care within insurance is paramount to dismantling the individualistic cisheternormative white-anglo profit making capitalist system, while also advocating for a systemic policy change.
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