Our mission is to facilitate individuals and families to achieve optimal well-being by building pathways for better access to internal and external resources. We believe that reclaiming what we have lost or had taken from us-whether it was through trauma, cultural and/or institutional oppression, or sub-optimal choices-is possible and that connection to our selves and to communities that support us is achievable.
At Interventions for Empowerment we strive to provide services in a culturally sensitive and trauma informed manner where you feel safe and capable to ignite your curiosity and to gain insight into your heart wisdom and intelligence. Our training and our life experiences suggest that healing and a return to wholeness is possible.
The cornerstones of my practice are based in trust, respect, authenticity and connection. In addition to my counseling training and clinical experiences and my intuition and felt sense, I also call upon my previous training and experience as a scientist and an analyst when I work with you. With over a decade of experience as a mental health and social services specialist I have what it takes to guide you beyond your pain and into your place of wellbeing and a state of flourishing.
My professional and personal values are based in integrity, commitment to shared goals, and ethical conduct. My life’s purpose and meaning has been driven by my core belief that service to others is essential, that we all deserve the opportunities to find meaning in our life, and that happiness and joy is everyone’s birthright.
In addition, social justice has been a fire in my belly since my childhood where I was the older sister of my brother born with a developmental disability. This was back in the day when people like my brother were institutionalized. From this and associated experience of trying to thrive as a young person in poverty and other forms of oppression, a lifelong commitment to doing my part to make the world a more just place was ignited and has been my compass throughout my life.
I am available to answering your specific questions related to my qualifications, to explore if we might be a good team for your needs, and anything else that needs discussion or additional information for you to make a decision on whether our services are for you.