Choosing a therapist can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if you need to discuss issues related to sexuality or gender. I have a transparent, collaborative, practical and easy-going style that is compassionate, culturally-attuned and helps my clients feel understood and at ease.
The commitment to psychotherapy is challenging, vulnerable and courageous. It is not about aiming for perfection, but appreciating the ways in which you have continued to persist and fight for what you value and those you care about even in the face of all the messiness, conflict and struggle. It is appreciating the survival skills that have served you well in your life while recognizing they may also be limiting growth and change.
Starting this process is an important step towards giving compassion back to yourself, centering your needs and trusting that your story matters and you are worthy of connection and belonging.