I've been working with people to create change since 1997, when I was community organizing in Humboldt Park, Chicago. We confronted the public school system and won a million dollars in repairs for a local elementary school which had a leaking roof, broken windows, and no heat.
Realizing that we could make real change in the world, I went on to study herbalism and deep tissue massage as a way of making change more personal. I worked with clients for many years to move and feel differently, and to release trauma.
I have also flipped pizzas, painted houses, lived out of a backpack, managed a treehouse hostel, and worked at a crisis shelter for runaway, homeless, and foster care kids here in Asheville.
More now than perhaps ever, many of us feel alone amidst the chaos. If you have long felt you don't belong or are marginalized, I get that. Whether you identify as BIPOC, trans, queer, poly, an artist, or just feel lost, I'd like to sit with you. I'm autistic, queer, and antiracist. My pronouns are they/them.
Decades of study have shown that the most important and essential approach for effective counseling and coaching is developing a solid relationship between practitioner and client. I'm here to be your ally, working with you and for you to accomplish your goals.
We will identify what brings you to counseling, what you would like to work on changing, and how you will know when it has changed.
We will then develop clear goals for getting there.