I’m a graduate student in Social Work at Cleveland State University, where I am pursuing a master’s with a clinical specialization. Previously I worked as a volunteer client coordinator and peer counselor for Identity House, an all LGBT+ volunteer mental health support organization in New York City. My volunteerwork and my identity as a queer person of color, informs my passion for equity and accessibility in mental healthcare. My interests at Oberlin Counseling and Psychological Services include outreach and mental health education, improved access to mental healthcare, and research into barriers to care.
My professional lens centers self-empowerment, growth, and self-compassion within the context of environmental and systemic pressures. My style is collaborative and person centered. Some areas of interest include LGBT+ identity and experience, particularly gender exploration; burnout, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression; as well as exploring issues related to biracial identity and transracial/transcultural adoption.