Vision + Values
I have a vision for therapy that:
-Does not rely on a medical model for care
-Does not pathologize normal and/or cultural responses to abnormal events
-Does not require diagnosis or medical necessity to use insurance
-Does not need insurance at all
-Heals the systems that cause oppression and injustice as much as it heals the individual
-Respects an individual’s rights to not always get better or only get better enough
-Does not have “healthy” or “unhealthy” coping mechanisms, only ways that people resource themselves for adversity
-Centers community care and wellness
-Unfolds in the way it needs to, in as many sessions as it needs to, over as much time as it needs to
-Does not pretend systemic oppression does not exist
-Respects healing modalities that are not evidence-based or “discovered” by only white people.
-Respects the humanity and well-being of the practitioners providing the therapy
-Allows us all to dream a different future for our world.
As a practitioner for people in caregiver identities, and a caregiver myself, I will not perpetuate harm on myself.
I believe in the value of my time and energy, my ability to rest and care for myself, the wisdom of my body, mind, and heart.
I place loving boundaries around my work and how I offer it so that I may be the most whole for my clients and for myself.
We live in a world in which people who give care (parents, educators, helpers, healers, artists, activists, etc) are consistently undervalued and delegitimized, and so I hold care as a valuable leadership practice, and the foundation of our past, present and future.
I think each and every one of us is just doing what we know to do in a world that has been made cruel and unjust, and that therapy (and all forms of individual and collective healing) is radical, political, and badass.
I’m glad you’re here.