As a therapist who practices cultural humility, I am passionate and committed to providing culturally-informed psychotherapy services to individuals of various historically marginalized and oppressed communities including but not limited to people of color, immigrants, first-generation college students, international folks, LGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals with various intersectional identities. Particular areas of experience and interest regarding cultural concerns include: racial and cultural trauma, intergenerational trauma, immigration, acculturation/enculturation, cross-cultural adjustment, and identity development.
My training in multicultural counseling and social justice heavily informs my work with clients. I often discuss with clients how cross-cultural experiences as well as systems of oppression, marginalization, support, power, and privilege impact our lived experiences in the world and one’s experience in therapy. I am acutely aware of and sensitive to the impact that therapists’ and clients’ intersecting identities have on treatment and appropriately integrate these conversations into therapy. My practice is a safe and inclusive space affirming of all identities.
My educational and personal paths have afforded me the opportunity to explore various parts of the world, including Europe and Central and South America. I formerly lived abroad in Spain and am bilingual in Spanish. These experiences have enriched my multicultural competence and sensitivity, heightened my awareness of the importance of culture and community in one’s development and well-being, and fostered my creativity in working with clients. I strongly respect and value diverse worldviews and am committed to furthering my own cultural consciousness and contributing to the promotion of social justice.
As co-chair of the Diversity Committee and co-facilitator of the Multicultural Seminar at Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center, I was in charge of creating trainings aimed at enhancing multicultural competence and humility for staff clinicians and doctoral psychology interns.