Counselor in training
I prioritize resting, reading, crafting, sewing, baking, and connecting with nature through hiking, gardening, and natural dyeing.
As a Brown, South Asian, Femme with a Muslim upbringing, I am deeply and somatically aware of how harmful systems of oppression are to marginalized peoples and communities. I believe in fighting for liberation through community care, mutual aid, direct action and international solidarity which is reflective in my previous work as a community organizer primarily concerning immigrant rights and around sexual violence.
As a person with Abolitionist politics, my therapy practice centers providing care to folks using trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and anti-carceral frameworks. Other worlds are possible where we are all free from oppressive structures and my hopes are that I am building a therapy practice that contribute to this future.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Gender Studies with minors in Race and Resistance Studies and Queer Ethnic Studies which influences my therapy practice. I am drawn to modalities of care that considers the sociopolitical and environmental influences on our lives that acknowledge how systems of oppression cause harm.
I am drawn to Feminist therapy because it considers structures of power and emphasizes empowerment, a powerful feeling that can guide thought and behavior. I am also interested in Relational Cultural Therapy as it underscores the importance of connection, fulfilling relationships, and multiculturalism. However, I believe that everyone needs approaches that fit with their goals which we will collaborate on uncovering together. I believe that you are your own expert and I will follow your lead which creates a therapy space that is dictated by your needs and prioritizes your agency. I would describe my therapeutic style as warm, genuine, client centered, and empathetic. One of my main goals is that my clients feel deeply seen, safe, held, witnessed, and understood. I believe the therapeutic space has the potential to be a site of self reflection, healing, relearning, and care.