Therapist for women and mothers in Charlotte, NC
As women, we wear multiple hats and in that have multiple intersectionalities that make us who we are. In addition to the roles we fill, there are outside pressures that we face daily that can create an overwhelming sense of anxiety and hopelessness. As a therapist, I seek to acknowledge and validate your experiences while holding capacity for you to recognize the multiple facets that make you, you. My desire is to hold space for you to explore who you are while also providing a safe place for you to heal from unresolved traumas. I believe that healing happens in relationships and through corrective experiences. Through the counseling relationship, I desire to ensure each client knows that they are seen, heard, recognized, and accepted fully.
I have received training through Postpartum Support International in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, providing me with specialized tools to work with women and mothers going through pregnancy, postpartum or infertility. In addition, I enjoy working with women who have experienced trauma by utilizing psychoeducation to teach the “why” behind our actions. I believe the first step in change is awareness of our behaviors and thoughts/intent behind those behaviors. I enjoy using mindfulness techniques that encourage us to understand what happens when we feel triggered not just mentally or emotionally but also physically and how we can develop tools together to learn how to self soothe and regulate ourselves in conflict.
About me, I graduated from UNC Charlotte with my Master’s in Mental Health Therapy, and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. My specific focus for my PhD is postpartum depression in Black women and the mistreatment of Black women in the medical field. I am an Afro-Latina woman who understands the impact of discrimination and systemic oppression. I have a passion for serving those from marginalized communities and empowering them to become secure in who they are while also educating women on how to dismantle the cycle of generational trauma.
If you’ve read this far and believe we would be a good fit, then I look forward to meeting with you soon!