Throughout my 20-year career as a social worker, I've had the privilege of working with diverse communities. My journey began in the field of HIV/AIDS, where I provided vital support to LGBTQIA+ clients. This experience taught me the importance of creating inclusive spaces where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities feel seen, heard, and supported.
In my perinatal mental health practice, I've had the opportunity to work with clients from a wide range of racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. This diversity has taught me the significance of cultural sensitivity, recognizing the unique challenges individuals face, and tailoring my approach to meet their specific needs. It's a constant reminder that inclusivity is not just about acknowledging differences, but also celebrating and embracing them.
I strive to create an environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds feel safe, understood, and respected.
Like all of us, I continue to expand my knowledge and refine my practices to better serve the diverse populations I work with. I believe that diversity is not just a checkbox to mark, but a lens through which we can cultivate compassion, understanding, and equity.
I always have more to learn. However, I am dedicated to fostering an inclusive space for clients, students, and colleagues alike, where diversity is celebrated, and everyone's experiences are valued.
Join me in creating meaningful change by integrating diversity and inclusion into our offers.