Sometimes we are able to notice the disconnect between our mind and body. My awareness of mind, body, and soul came later in my adult life when I realized the importance of the connection between one’s body and soul in order to heal the mind. My goal is to help my clients develop and unearth their understanding of healing and create strategies that ultimately form a lifelong healing process, transcendence, and overall wellness.
I believe that energy is transferred and never truly disappears, regardless of whether it is good or bad energy. If it is not rechanneled and transformed healthily, our bodies will convert it into pain, stress, anxiety, etc. We must honor our bodies and wisdom to embark on the first of many steps in combating forms of trauma. It helps us develop self-awareness to learn from ourselves and our capacities as human beings capable of respect, trust, love, care, and acceptance.
My therapeutic modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-informed Therapy and Practice.
My counseling experience stems from working with clients of all ages who experience various racial traumas, especially with Black and immigrant/colonized communities, in both an individual and collective sense. My counseling experience also includes working at a level 1 trauma center intensive care unit (ICU) and a burn unit triage, group therapy, trauma survivors, bereavement support, spirituality, emotional health, relationships/friendships, community, and generational trauma, matters concerning self-identity, and violence prevention. I take a holistic, integrative approach that centers the mind, body, and soul not as singular features of human existence but as unifying forces that connect us to one another in the world we experience. My belief lies in the fact that oftentimes our surroundings are not the most conducive spaces for us to be the best versions of ourselves and that we must be aware of the need to reconstruct our society to serve our needs as humans better. Situated in the tradition of mental wellness and social justice, I believe that our healing is instrumental for not only a better life but a more just society.
“If one’s goals are self-recovery, to be well in one’s soul, honestly and realistically, confronting lovelessness, is part of the healing process.” – bell hooks