Psychotherapy for adults who are looking for positive change and a better quality of life
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
I am deeply saddened by the countless examples of racist police brutality directed at Black people. I say countless because in addition to Jacob Blake, Daniel T. Prude, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, a there are so many other parents, children, friends, community members who have been killed, brutally wounded, and unjustly and too harshly incarcerated. I unequivocally support protesters across the country who are calling for police reform, justice, and bringing attention to the fact that Black Lives Matter. Structural, institutional, and individual racism has traumatized Black communities. As a white social worker, I am committed to increasing my involvement with colleagues in anti-racist education and activism. I recognize and want to do my part to combat the racial inequities in mental health. I want to join with community leaders to improve access to mental health care for Black people, as well as all communities facing healthcare disparities based on race, gender, sexuality, income, education, employment, religion, affiliation, and appearance. All humans deserve access to high quality, affirming, supportive mental health care from providers who are culturally humble. It's important to pay attention to strengths right now. The following Black people are some of social work's important advocates from history. Their legacy has contributed to the social work profession in so many positive ways. Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954); George Edmund Haynes (1880-1960); Thyra J. Edwards (1897-1953); Lester Blackwell Granger (1896-1976); Dorthy Height (1912 - 2010).
Licensed independent clinical social worker providing psychotherapy for adults.
Partnering with you, I help identify treatment goals to improve wellbeing. Therapy is about good fit, building a relationship, and taking some risks to achieve change.
When in a room (or virtual room) with others in similar and different circumstances, group members hear perspectives and learn new ways of framing experiences. It can lead to lasting changes not always achieved in individual therapy.