One-on-one counseling for adolescents (ages 13+) and adults who are coping with mental illness, trauma recovery, and/or grief and loss in San Antonio, Texas | 210-382-4155
Confidential, trauma-informed, intersectional therapy for those learning to cope, seeking to heal, and striving to become their authentic selves.
I hold safe space for adolescents and adults to explore, to heal, and to enrich their lives. My clients embody an array of diverse identities across cultures, spirituality and faith practices, genders, sexualities, and abilities. It is important to me to work within the framework of your values and I invite you to bring the whole of yourself into our sessions together. With compassionate care, centered in truth and kindness, and empowering encouragement I will walk with you through the difficult questions, challenging circumstances, and uncertain seasons.
Individual Counseling Issues:
Complex Trauma (sustained environment of abuse, discrimination, oppression, bullying, violence, violation)
Developmental Trauma (childhood abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, religious/spiritual, neglect, etc)
Single-incident Trauma (assault, rape, personal injury, witnessing or being the victim of a violent event)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Acute Stress Disorder
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Attachment and Interpersonal Relationships
Coping and Stress Management
Death and Dying
Empathy Fatigue & Burn Out
Gender: Identity, Body Dysmorphia, Trans*, Nonbinary
Grief and Loss
Identity and Personhood
Moving into Thriving :: exploring ways to deepen personal, relational, and/or professional joy
Sex and Intimacy
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with many individuals and love the work we do together. My training and discipline along with my naturally systems-thinking brain, inspires me to explore the dynamics of each person’s family of origin–who raised you; what was that experience like; how were attachments formed…or not formed; what styles of communication were used; how did people resolve or ignore conflicts; what were the messages you received about who you are and who you are becoming; were there cultural, religious, societal beliefs that shaped your personhood and how you see yourself? How we developed and who played what roles in our early formation is vital information for understanding the hows and the whys of where we are today. Intergenerational patterns and dynamics of families of origin provide the relevant historical…and sometimes present context for the ways we engage healthfully or harmfully in our interpersonal relationships–professionally, socially, and intimately.
When I engage in the sacred privilege of holding healing space with my clients, I honor the intersecting identities and experiences that shape and inform whole-person development, or wounding. Because we are not just some of our parts, but we are the sum of all our parts. And to address interpersonal trauma and violence without addressing community trauma and violence is a negligence of our entire personhood. Part of my work is owning the privileges and limitations my intersecting identities afford me and collaborating with my clients so they may empower themselves in their journey toward thriving.
You will always know yourself better than anyone else does; I honor and respect that truth in my counseling work.