I recognize the harm that comes from discrimination and stigma, and therefore practice psychotherapy, consultation, and training that affirms the value of difference.
I view therapy as a change agent, not just within relationship, but politically. I take a humanistic approach to my practice, where I confront things like racism and stigma head on in my work.
Responding to the effects of stigma, individuals and relationships often find ways to cope that actually magnify feelings of shame, low self-esteem, and disconnection within their relationships and with themselves. I know that these issues can create feelings of disconnection between yourself and those you love. I know it can impact your relationship, it can impact your sex life, it can impact your self expression, which is why I bring it into the room and talk about it directly.