"express your thoughts and truths to continue your path towards healing"
Taking the decision to see a therapist can, for some people, sometimes be a challenging step and I would like to reassure you that I am here for you with compassion and respect. As a therapist, I would like you to be able to express your thoughts and truths in order to continue your path towards healing. I am interested in hearing your story and taking time to get to know the real you. I believe that our therapeutic relationship works best when you are able to freely acknowledge if we are moving in the right direction, which is why I regularly check in with you to make sure you feel we are addressing what matters most to you.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I have a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I work through a systems perspective, which means that I focus on clients' communities and their identities within society. In addition to serving the greater community, a passion of mine is to serve the queer and Latinx communities. I would like to give space to people within marginalized communities to start or continue their healing. The Pacific Northwest has always been my home and I am excited to continue my life journey in Bellingham.
I am here to hold space for you to be able to take a breath from whatever stress or trauma has brought you to therapy. I am able to work as an expert, or in collaboration with you. We will dive into how your system (family, communities, society) affects your current stress and how we can make measurable goals that'll result in a healthier version of you.
I hold the belief that emotions are an essential aspect for couples and families to start their journey towards healing. Within our sessions, we will focus on being able to express your emotions and your needs in order to strengthen your relationship bonds and be able to have productive conversations, without fear of being verbally attacked or disregarded. Ultimately, much couples and family therapy will be done outside of the session as you practice your newly learned tools and gain a better understanding of each other in order to more effectively communicate whenever an issue arises. Some tools that you might learn will be understanding interactions, expressing emotions, having enactments, and of course, home practice.
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