Therapy w. Jasany
MSSA, LISW, ASDCS
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Minority Affirming Psychotherapy
My favorite real life superhero, Brené Brown, passed on an invaluable nugget she once received: write what you need to hear. As a writer, that tidbit of truth rings soundly in my soul. As a therapist, the notion also stands. So many therapists come into the field and grow into their specialties due to relatable experiences in their own lives. I am one of those therapists. My choice to work with marginalized, trauma impacted, neurodiverse, kinky, and queer folk wasn't made on a whim. I share many of these identities. I am no stranger to the difficulties faced navigating mainstream society as an individual with intersecting minority identities. My trek to feeling proud and at peace with sharing these parts of myself has been filled with deep lows, shame and guilt, courage, vulnerability, and lots of tears. I've come a long way on my journey sorting through sexual, physical, and racial traumas; unpacking internalized racism; unboxing repressed sexuality; and learning to listen, trust, and care for myself. I've reached milestones where I can now cultivate the safe space I've always desired for myself. With rest and reflection I will continue on my path, forever evolving. My hope is to share that space with you. As we create this special space of healing - filled with acceptance, restoration, exploration, hard truths, and rebirth - you too can uncover your capacity to carry on your authentic journey, forever evolving.