I have a special affinity to working with individuals that are/were FLI (first generation, low income) or nontraditional college students and enjoy “coming of age” coaching including life skills, identity, mentalizing/social communication, career, dating and relationships, and spiritual evolution issues.
I have over 15 years of experience and training in anti-oppressive theory and practice. I provide diversity coaching and consultancy to both individuals and organizations. I also work for Columbia University’s School of Social Work Online Campus as an instructional team member and sit on the nonprofit board of directors for the Austin Asian Community Health Initiative (AACHI). Previous to becoming a therapist, I have an eclectic work history including research to adapt an evidence-based anti-retroviral adherence intervention for people living with HIV who use illicit drugs; community outreach, organizing, and direct practice work with refugees, asylees, immigrants, survivors of interpersonal violence, and the insecure housing/ unhoused communities; conference planning and speaking for women’s empowerment, smart decarceration and post-secondary school resourcing; and live theater performance in a troupe that utilized the theatrical forms of Paulo Freire and Dr. Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. Previous to social work, I worked in both corporate and social event production and planned and produced continuing legal education seminars for attorneys all over Texas, worked as a grassroots lobbyist consultant for the American Cancer Society on public health issues, owned a boutique management agency in the entertainment industry working with notable live music venues, world and ethnic musicians, and art performers including Grammy winners and sponsorship from international brands, and managed a brand in the fashion industry featured in Forbes as a western boot designer and producer.
License State: Texas
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