A Bit About Me
I am a Black, trans/queer therapist from Chicago, deeply committed to therapeutic practices that are both
grounded in lived experiences and adaptable in their application. Whether addressing common challenges
or fringe concerns, my approach consistently leans into inclusivity, collaboration, and ceaseless evolution.
In addition to therapy, my innate passions and inclinations align in various roles, be it in performance art,
caregiving, or others. My involvement in operating No Nation Unspace Art Lab in Wicker Park, in particular,
has been instrumental in fusing my love for the arts with therapeutic practices. My practice is consistently
fueled by a deep curiosity about the human condition—spanning the vastness of our collective
experiences to the nuanced intricacies that often go unnoticed.
Whether delving deep with precision or venturing into the realms of the uncharted, my method seamlessly
integrates analytical strengths with genuine empathy. I believe in recognizing and valuing the multifaceted
complexities that make up our individual experiences, even when they seem overwhelming or unknowable.
This judgment-free therapeutic space encompasses a range of modalities, from ACT and DBT to traumainformed
care and anti-colonial perspectives.
At the heart of what I do lies the art of narrative construction. I am dedicated to understanding and helping
shape the countless tales of resilience, discovery, and change that each client brings. With unwavering
commitment to each journey, my goal is to assist clients in crafting a personal narrative enriched with
insight, understanding, and growth.
Why did you decide to become a social worker?
My journey into therapy was sparked by an enduring fascination with diverse human experiences and
cultures. Through years immersed in experimental performance arts, I grasped the transformative power
of authentic relationships. Engaging with artists from all corners of the globe, I saw firsthand the bravery
in presenting work, irrespective of its perceived appropriateness or accessibility. These experiences deeply
inform my therapeutic approach, emphasizing the value of genuine connections.
What type of clients are you most excited to work with?
I'm drawn to individuals eager to explore the depth and breadth of their lives, whether they are facing a
crisis or seeking growth. I believe that every person has a unique way of experiencing the world, and aiding
them in leading fulfilling lives enriches my own sense of humanity.
What's one thing you wish all clients knew?
It's essential to recognize that our doubts, uncertainties, and questions hold as much value as our
moments of clarity. True well-being, much like art, isn't solely defined by labels of "good" or "bad"; it's about
resonance and alignment with the individual experiencing it.
Why did you choose to practice at Ashe Counseling & Coaching LLC
Ashe embraces a philosophy that resonates deeply with me: you are valued as a human first. Their
genuine commitment to ensuring quality experiences for both practitioners and clients stands out. At
Ashe, the journey to well-being is viewed as a collective endeavor, not just an individual pursuit.
My top 3 feel good songs
I'm deeply moved by the metaphorical :ecosystems" of our social interactions and relationships.
Addiction ADHD Anger Management
Anxiety Asperger's Syndrome Career Counseling
Coping Skills Depression Domestic Abuse
Grief Learning Disabilities Racial Identity
Self-Harming Sexual Abuse
Stress Substance Use Suicidal Ideation
Transgender Trauma and PTSD Life Transitions
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