feel good in your humanness again
Sometimes all we need is a little help; a shift in perspective, information we can trust that expands our minds, or support in determining how to go about making the changes you want to see in your life.
The courses below are just that. In them I’m sharing what I’ve learned, tips and tricks, and how I’ve maintained my sense of self while navigating the rigors of higher education (Harvard Law School); unrealistically demanding careers; changing careers; lived experience, study, and work with marginalization and racism; and creating space for advocacy because sometimes when you care about something deeply it hurts to do nothing about it at all.
Raising Mixed-Race Children
Building Identity: Unifying the Divided Self
There’s more to identity than just you, we’re shaped by our culture and beliefs. Together we’ll bring awareness to the parts of ourselves that often go unseen.
Gain resources and learn skills to empower you to make decisions that take care of your well-being and allow you to help your loved one without having to jeopardize or refrain from what is meaningful to you. You will learn practical skills to navigate professional and effective treatment and how to hold your loved one accountable without being overly intrusive.
Our places of work are not neutral. We are tangled in multiple ways in wider systems of power and often reinforce the ideologies and practices of the status quo. Leadership is not only the ability to pave your own way, but to create a roadmap for others that allows you to keep your identity (and sanity) in the process. In this course, we learn how to advocate and develop activism that is sustainable, reflects personal meaning and is effective.
From Pain to Purpose
Cultivating Advocacy and Inclusivity
Most multicultural (or so-called cultural competency) trainings in psychotherapy programs and corporate settings are often pitched as a way of addressing the needs of minority populations from a perspective that reflects and often reinforces the very privilege and power dynamics embedded in the structure maintaining the status quo that prompts the need for change.
This course outlines the skills and awareness needed for non-BIPOC counselors and psychotherapists to promote racial justice in both their individual counseling and community advocacy. Health care providers will develop greater awareness to foster growth regarding implicit bias. Clinicians or other interested allies can also practice handling situations where inadvertent mistakes are made so that they can restore trust with their clients and engage in repair.