I am excited to announce that I have joined Berkeley Therapy Institute and will be providing in person and online services starting July 2023. I will be providing therapy and assessment services as a Registered Psychological Associate under the supervision of Dr. Chehrzad Shadman, PsyD.
What I Believe Drives Change: I am passionate about helping families rebuild their presence, hope and connection together. I firmly believe that problems don't reside within individuals but in the space between people. The distance we feel between ourselves and others can shrink as we embrace courageous conversations where we can feel safe to be authentic. Through this process, we can experience hope, wellness and a deeper connection within ourselves and with others.
My Therapeutic Approach: I approach our therapeutic relationship with authenticity, warmth, curiosity, and connection as I desire to create a meaningful alliance with you where you feel seen, heard and understood. I desire to create a healing environment where you can feel empowered as you navigate the challenging areas in your relationships and life. I integrate various trauma-informed therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, feminist, relational, attachment, CBT and narrative theories.
Bringing the Whole Self: It is essential in my work to provide a space where you can bring your whole self. As a Black woman of faith, wife and mother, I understand the complicated ways of how our identities can intersect with societal oppression, which can lead to us feeling that we cannot truly be seen for who we are. To combat this, I believe it is essential for us to bring your full self into therapy, which can include exploration and practices of movement, rest, nutrition, reflection and community. And if you're interested, I'm more than happy to incorporate faith into our therapeutic journey—I offer Christian counseling as well.
What I Offer: While I place a strong emphasis on the well-being of the family as a whole, I also provide support for different family members individually. I enjoy providing family therapy, parent-child work, individual therapy for teens and adults, couples therapy, and parent support. I am passionate about supporting individuals and families in processing early childhood trauma, while navigating concerns related to identity, stress, mood, health challenges, life transitions, work-life balance, parenting, couple issues and spirituality. Currently, I am offering an online support group for new mothers, who desire to come together with other new moms, share their experiences, and support each other as they navigate the journey of motherhood.
I specialize in therapeutic collaborative assessment, focusing on emotional and personality assessment. I enjoy working closely with teenagers and parents, helping them uncover their strengths and areas of support in order to deepen their understanding and connection as a family.
How to Work With Me: I am currently accepting referrals and welcoming clients who desire to pay out of pocket or utilize their insurance (Aetna, Cigna and UCSHIP). If you are curious and want to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for considering my services in pursuing deeper connections and holistic well-being.