"Times are urgent, we must slow down."
-Bayo Akomolafe

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ABOUT ME
COUNSELING SPECIALIZATIONS 

I am cisgender, was born in Houston and raised in San Marcos, TX. I come from a Southern, poor and working class family of Ashkenazi Jews. My privileged education, training and experience give me the "know-how" in creating a dialogue of possibilities. However, you are the expert on you and your life. I welcome all people and worldviews to stigma-free counseling-LGBTQIA+, immigrants, quien habla español, neurodivegent; all faiths, nationalities, cultures and bodies. I am part of an international community of activistsmental health professionals, educators, dialogue practitioners and scholars who inform and influence my work. I stay in practice with people and the world around me. 

 

 

  • Narcissistic and Sociopathic Abuse/Trauma

  • Societal, Familial, Partner Gaslighting Trauma

  • Relationships, Family-of-Origin

  • Latin American Family Issues

  • Gender & Sexuality

  • Gender-Based Violence 

  • Colonialism, Coloniality and Decoloniality

    • Capitalism, Class Struggles, Economic Oppression

    • Forced Acculturation, Assimilation

    • Identity & Body Politics (i.e. Race, White Supremacy, Patriarchy)

    • Survivance-a way of life that nourishes Indigenous ways of knowing​

EDUCATION
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA:  PhD Candidate of Depth Psychology-Community, Indigenous, Liberation & Eco Psychologies

  • Alliant International University, Mexico City: MA in Counseling Psychology, Latin American Family Issues

  • University of Washington, Seattle: BA in Psychology; BA in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Texas #202168

COMMUNITY WORK

have worked in social services and counseling for 23 years in Austin, Houston, Seattle and Mexico City. Some organizations where I have worked are Lifeworks, Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program, Salvation Army (Tepito), Family Crisis Center, Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services, Family Violence Center, Austin Child Guidance Center and Phoenix Academy.  
 
My work has focused on being with people in struggle and in resistance around social & cultural identity; body politics; gender and sexuality; family issues and couples issues; survivors of sexual trauma; domestic violence survivors; immigrant families, survivors of structural violence and survivors of gaslighting abuse.