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Live virtual presentation
for the public, $15
for mental health professionals, $15 interns and students, $25 fully licensed, CEU's provided upon request 

 
February 15th 12:30pm-2pm
Contact me via contact form to join.

AUTISM:
BEYOND THE REGIME
OF CIVILIZATION

"Times are urgent, let us slow down."
-Bayo Akomolafe

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ABOUT
ABOUT ME

I am cisgender, female assigned at birth. I was born in Houston and raised in San Marcos, TX. I am from a Southern, poor and working class family of Ashkenazi Jews.

 

My orientation to counseling is informed by paradigms of change and healing that I have been immersed in for many years, including Vipassana meditation in the tradition of S.N. Goenka, mutual accompaniment, yoga, mind-matter-body connection and the somatic phenomenon of trauma, DBT, ancestral and intergenerational legacies, Mexican Indigenous and African Indigenous spiritualities, social psychoanalysis and liberation arts.

My counseling work is also deeply informed by all of my clients over the years who have taught me through their suffering and healing, what works, what doesn't and how I may best accompany my clients.

 

 

 

EDUCATION
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA:  Ph.D. 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

COUNSELING SPECIALIZATIONS 
  • Narcissistic Abuse & Gaslighting (i.e. Societal, Legal, Familial, Religious, Partner/Ex-Partner)​​

  • Gender, Sexuality & Sexual Orientation

  • Autistic Adults

  • ​Class Struggles + Impacts of Capitalism

  • Relationships, and Family-of-Origin Issues

  • Trauma

  • Latin American Family Issues

COMMUNITY & COUNSELING 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 their struggles and celebrations, and in their contradictions and integrations of social & cultural identities; body politics; gender, sexuality and sexual orientation; community, group and individual trauma; and family and partner issues.

Some populations include: people with a desire for deep healing from trauma in their family of origin; domestic violence survivors; immigrant families and individuals; autistic adults; transgender folx; survivors of sexual trauma; survivors of structural violence; and 
survivors of gaslighting abuse.
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