Individual
Psychotherapy
for Multiracial People

Who are you?

This is a challenging question for many of my clients before coming to see me. I work with a lot of people who feel caught in the inbetween: who might have more than one answer to that question, who can’t just check off a box to describe their racial or gender identity, or who feel like they have to pick and choose parts of who they are in order to receive care.

 

If this sounds like you, you might worry that you're not “normal.” Or that you’ll never have the kinds of relationships you've longed for. Or that you'll never be comfortable in your body. As a result you might find yourself conforming to what seems the safest, or looking outside of yourself for reassurance, advice, and permission.

 

Contrary to what oppressive institutions, family dynamics, or your past experiences might have you believe, you make sense. You can trust your own values and opinions. You can honor your needs and boundaries. You can find safety and confidence in vulnerability. And you can build relationships that feel good. You belong.

 

Many of my clients identify as multiracial, Queer, gender non-conforming, Trans, or first generation, but if you don’t see yourself on that list that does not mean you are not in the right place. A consultation is a great way for us to check in and agree on our fit.

 

I deeply believe that therapy is not about what needs to be fixed, but rather uncovering what wisdom already lies within and practicing how to harness it. I use an integrative approach to help you move through self-doubt, insecurity, and isolation into a place of self-trust, confidence, and connection. 

 

Sessions include talking, as well as movement, mindfulness, art, and more; we will often see what unfolds organically, but if you have preferences we can absolutely talk about them. While everything is indeed connected, we try to frame each session around a primary theme or experience related to your overall goal(s). You can learn more about my background and approach here

I welcome clients 18 years old and up. Please feel free to ask me any questions about my work with various identity groups. If I think you could be better served elsewhere I will let you know.

Note: My practice can not meet the high acuity needs of those who are actively suicidal, homicidal, have untreated substance addiction, active anorexia, are living in a domestic violence situation, have needed psychiatric hospitalization in the past year or who need a legal evaluation for disability, custody, or court-ordered treatment.  

I am currently not accepting new clients for individual therapy. Check back later.

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Duration and Frequency

I work with people on a once-weekly or every-other-week basis.

While therapy helps us find closure on many things in our lives, it also tends to open things up. I view therapy as a layered and multi-functional process that we can choose to be engaged with at any point in our lives. Together, we can identify the theme and scope of your care.

Learn about your right to receive a Good Faith Estimate.

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Where do
we meet?

I provide both in-person and teletherapy to people living in Michigan. I'm based in Ypsilanti, MI, and if you are nearby you are more than welcome in my office.

If you are interested in working with me but live out of state, I do provide virtual somatic coaching. During a consultation, we can explore if the scope and fit of coaching works for you.