Tricia supports client healing through a collaborative process of uncovering and understanding how past experiences have shaped current internal experiences, behaviors and relationships. At the same time, she shares practical tools to help manage and enhance current functioning. She believes that an effective therapy relationship provides reparative experiences and models healthy boundaries. Tricia uses empathy, humor and humility to connect with her clients through non-judgment and acceptance of where they are.
Tricia works to increase her own awareness of and resistance to the systems that perpetuate structural inequities. As a white, cis-gender woman, Tricia is committed to cultural humility and an ongoing examination of her own privilege. She hopes that by working with clients of many backgrounds and identities she can contribute to multiple forms of healing both individually and in communities.
Tricia’s past life experiences include working with first generation, international, LGTBQ+ and BIPOC students in campus mental health, studying the history of immigration to the U.S, teaching English in China and the U.S., and increasing access to reproductive healthcare, HIV/AIDS prevention and case management.