WELCOME TO TRUE TEA WITH T!
Therapy through a Decolonized Lens
I am so honored and excited to have you in this space with me.
Maybe you are looking for a therapist who can understand and relate to your experiences as a QTIPOC/LGBTQUIA2S+ person or maybe you are just simply looking for a nonjudgmental presence to walk along this journey called life with you, if so, then you are definitely in the right place.
I am an Afro-Latina, Neurodivergent, LGBTQUIA2S+ identified and affirming therapist who inhabits multiple intersections and am always doing the work to not only be intersectional, welcoming, and affirming. I am passionate about also continuing to learn and engage in the, often times, difficult work to decolonize myself across multiple domains and not just in the work I do with you.
Please feel free to take a look around and if what I've got is what you're looking for in a therapist, then reach out to me because I would love to hear from you.
I look forward to meeting you and growing alongside and beside you.
“No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.”
THERAPY WITH ME LOOKS A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS
I work from the perspective that the majority of what is perceived as "mental illness" is likely a natural response to living in an oppressive and colonized society, navigating the systems built on those foundations, and the effects of being raised in families with unresolved impacts by these systems. The invitation therapy offers, is to journey home, back to yourself by unpacking, processing, and making peace with yourself.
I see you as a whole person - mind, body, soul, and spirit. I use a trauma-informed approach that shifts the focus from what's wrong WITH you? And instead asks the question, what happened TO you?
I strive to be culturally humble, inclusive, and always learning as your therapist. All this means that you are the expert of your own life and your lived experiences, we are both equals in the therapy room. Together, we explore our cultural identities, our intersections, and how they've helped to shape who we are today. Through this exploration, we continuously work together to assess and address our own internal and external biases.