You want to be authentically you, but there are things that get in the way. Either that’s relational trauma from the past or present or the daily effects of marginalization (or a combination of both). Bad memories, overwhelming feelings, or how you are treated by others take a lot away from who you want to be.
What you most want is to be free, to live your best life and be the best version of you. Having a space to safely heal from these traumas and work through oppression is the first step toward living the life you want to life.
Are you ready to get started with healing?
I'd love to work with you.
Here’s how we can work together
I tend to think that people come to therapy seeking something they’re not getting in their everyday lives. That might be a space to be heard, where they don’t have to worry about taking care of others, where they don’t have to be strong, etc. As a therapist, I am gentle and affirming of who you are and what you’ve been through. I try to create the kind of space where you feel comfortable in our sessions so that you can fully be yourself and seek what you need most to heal.
In therapy together, we can work to heal trauma, become more free of the things that hinder you, and work through how to navigate the complicated world we live in. I want for you to live a fulfilled life - one that isn’t defined or dominated by trauma, but one where you feel supported, connected and free.
I prioritize client agency, and understand that therapy works best when it’s tailored to you and what you need. I try to foster a collaborative environment where we work together to find the approaches that are best for you, and I regularly seek feedback on what is and is not going well.
If you’re ready to start therapy, I’m ready to start with you.
What it means to me to work anti-oppressively
I try to be as aware as possible of the way both my and your identities impact our work together as well as our lives as a whole. As a queer, disabled, autistic/neurodivergent therapist, I come with an understanding that some things that we have been told are "our fault" our whole lives are actually due to oppression and the trauma that comes from it. I’ll never shame or blame you for the choices you make living under these systems. I’ll approach our work with the perspective that most people are doing the best they can under oppressive systems, and hope to foster a space where we can process that, and find ways for you to live authentically and be fulfilled.
I also acknowledge that many types of therapies were not developed with marginalized people in mind. Because of this, I try to prioritize techniques that those with lived experience have expressed are helpful, and try to use that knowledge to modify approaches as necessary.
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) which gives me the license to practice therapy in the state of Massachusetts. I received my Master's Degree from the University of South Carolina and work under my supervisor, Jocelyn St.Cyr, LICSW.
I am comfortable working with the following approaches:
- Narrative Therapy
- Mindfulness techniques
- DBT techniques
- Neurodiversity-Affirming therapy
- Somatic/body approaches
I feel comfortable working with the following populations and communities:
- Trauma survivors
- Autistic People
- Neurodivergent people
- LGBTQIA+ people including Trans, Non-binary, Queer and Gender-fluid folks
- People of color
- People with disabilities
- People living with chronic pain
As a staff member at Healing Well Counseling, I am committed to training in trauma and ongoing learning in anti-oppressive approaches as I work with people with marginalized identities.
I would love to meet you. If you're interested in working together, you can schedule a session now, below.
What happens next?
After you've scheduled your intake session, someone from our office will connect with you to confirm your details and respond to any questions. If it's a good fit, they'll send you paperwork for you to complete before our first meeting.
Looking forward to connecting with you soon!
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