Licensed Professional Counselor Graduate Intern
I am a graduate student intern currently pursuing a Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at George Fox University. I identify as a Black, queer, cisgender woman, navigating chronic illness.
I aim to practice from a trauma-informed, intersectional, feminist, and person-centered lens, in order to best support my clients. As a sexual assault survivor, I am most passionate about working with folks from marginalized backgrounds who have experienced sexual trauma of all sorts, and are on the path of not only healing that pain but also reconnecting with our bodies to discover liberation and pleasure within our sexuality!
Some of my other clinical interests are exploring the ways in which religion (especially the toxicity of purity culture) manifests as trauma and impacts the ways in which we are able to experience ourselves as sexual beings, and discussions around death/suffering as I navigate my own journey through chronic illness and hold space for others in theirs.
In other words, I love to dive into all the things our Westernized culture finds so distasteful to discuss openly and without shame.
It is my belief that trauma has a way of energetically being stored in our bodies in numerous ways, causing disconnect from who we truly are. It is my desire to cultivate a space of safety, vulnerability, and authenticity, that facilitates healing, the erasure of shame, and full embodiment. It is my honor to support you wherever you are in your journey.