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Virtual Therapy in Washington

Areas of Expertise

Anxiety and Emotion Regulation

Anxiety is a natural human response to stress, danger, or uncertainty. It can manifest as feelings of worry, fear, and apprehension, and may be accompanied by physical symptoms such as a racing heart or shallow breathing.

Culture Shock ​

You may be experiencing psychological and emotional distress because of your move to a new city or country for work, study, or other reasons. Culture shock can affect various aspects of an individual's well-being, including their emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses.Culture shock is not a linear process, and individuals may move through its phases at different rates. Some people may experience more intense culture shock than others, and the impact can vary based on factors such as personality, cultural background, support systems, and the level of preparation for the new environment.

Life Transitions and Interpersonal Issues

Life changes can be difficult to manage, whether it is a change in career, transition to higher education, or anything else that is causing you stress. Change can be hard and can increase anxiety and discomfort, even when a change has been planned and is positive.

Racial Trauma

Many Black people and People of color in the US are at risk of Racial trauma due to living under a system of white supremacy.  Racial trauma, or race-based traumatic stress (RBTS), manifests due to the mental and emotional injury caused by encounters with racial bias, ethnic discrimination, racism, and hate crimes.Any individual that has experienced an emotionally painful, sudden, and uncontrollable racist encounter is at risk of suffering from a race-based traumatic stress injury.

Consulting Services

Customized mental health and organizational wellness consulting services. Professional Development opportunities.

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My Approach

Our therapeutic journey will be tailored to your unique needs and preferences, focusing on a collaborative approach. Therapy with me is having someone who sees you wholeheartedly and listens. I am deeply committed to your well-being and growth.I may draw from the following modalities that may be applicable, including Somatic Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy is a holistic approach to healing that acknowledges the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and environment in experiencing oppression, trauma, and chronic stress. It recognizes that these experiences are not only processed in the mind but also stored and manifested in the body.Somatic Therapy aims to facilitate reconnection with oneself, others, and the environment. Through practices that promote body awareness, regulation, and attunement, individuals can learn to identify, process, and integrate their experiences on a somatic level, fostering healing, resilience, and a sense of wholeness. This approach emphasizes self-care, self-soothing, and cultivating a compassionate relationship with one's body as essential components of the healing journey.

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to address distressing experiences and memories that contribute to ongoing challenges in an individual's sense of self and well-being. This modality follows an eight-phase process that involves establishing supportive resources for emotional regulation and soothing, identifying current obstacles and negative beliefs, and targeting memories associated with these challenges. While EMDR traditionally employs eye movements to facilitate reprocessing, bilateral stimulation can also be achieved through methods such as self-tapping. Through guided reprocessing of memories, EMDR aims to alleviate the emotional distress and cognitive distortions linked to traumatic experiences, leading to resolution, integration, and improved psychological functioning.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely-used therapeutic approach that addresses the interconnectedness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in shaping our experiences and well-being. Informed by the understanding that our perceptions and interpretations of events influence our emotional responses and actions, CBT aims to identify and challenge unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior. It recognizes that experiences of oppression, trauma, and chronic stress can contribute to distorted beliefs about oneself, others, and the world.

We will work collaboratively to examine the relationships between your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Through CBT you will learn how to recognize and modify negative thought patterns, develop more adaptive coping strategies, and cultivate skills for managing distress and improving problem-solving abilities. CBT also emphasizes the importance of fostering self-awareness and building resilience, empowering individuals to take an active role in their own healing and growth.

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