My Guiding Principles
Grounding myself in humbleness allows you the agency and space to teach me about your intersecting parts and how you navigate and experience your world.
My Clients are the Experts –
I honour that your experience of your world is different and unique. My lived experience as a queer woman of colour, may help me relate to some of the struggles similar to these intersecting social identities, yet this does not mean I know nor assume to understand your experiences.
Trauma Informed Care –
All through our journey, I will take into account the impacts of trauma – lived or passed down (multigenerational trauma) to cultivate a space for rebuilding safety, feeling empowered, and processing towards healing.
Anti-Oppressive Framework –
No matter the therapeutic approach used, I will ensure my approach takes into consideration and acknowledges the ways systematic oppression plays a part in disempowerment, marginalization, and trauma.
Individualized & Optimized Approach
My integrative approach is individualized for each client; increasing flexibility and avoiding narrow therapeutic views. Each approach takes into consideration what doesn't work well for you, learning styles, and focusing on your strengths -you do have them! My approaches are informed by the following therapeutic orientations:
- therapy that affirms, validates, and advocates for sexual minorities and gender diverse folk.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- the goal of this therapy is to achieve an inner balance between the Self and other parts of you that may be getting in the way of balance.
- focusing on and making meaning of your stories that have played a part in you becoming you.
Neurologically Informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (nCBT)
- this therapy uses most of the basic principles and techniques of CBT while adding a focus on neurological evidence and processes.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- therapy that uses mindfulness to "hold" and accept experiences.
Areas of Focus
Therapeutic support covers a wide-scope of diverse areas of focus. These include but are not limited to:
Emotion Regulation Grief & Loss