Social Justice and Equity
As a counselor, I work in session and in my role as a social justice advocate in society at large to promote non-discriminatory practices, human rights, equality, justice, and safety for all persons.
I practice being:
-A safe place for sex workers
-A safe place for people of ALL genders, sexual orientations, relationship styles/structures
-A safe place for immigrants
-A safe place for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color)
-A safe place for people of all sizes
-A safe place for people of all abilities
I acknowledge my privileged identities and work actively in my community and profession to dismantle the systems of oppression that I actively benefit from. It is my hope that my efforts in promoting social justice and equity will contribute to a safe and therapeutic atmosphere for you to express your authentic Self.
-White (English, Spanish) and a small percentage Mescalero Apache (maternal side)
My home and my office are in Gresham OR, in Multnomah County. I acknowledge that the land that I occupy as a resident and business owner is unceded Indigenous land. This area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River creating both permanent communities and seasonal encampments.
Due to the strategic and systemic efforts to annihilate Indigenous peoples from these lands and history, there are many other tribes and Nations who traditionally lived, hunted and fished in what is now Multnomah County and Oregon that are not collectively remembered. I honor the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous peoples and this occupied land.
As a descendent of colonizers on this land, I owe reparations to my Indigenous and African siblings whose stolen lives and labor were used to build the city, county, and country that I and my neighbors call home. Please ask me about reparation pricing for BIPOC.