I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota. I am deeply informed by my indigenous identity, as it relates to health and wellness in a holistic way. Much of my experience has been working with people of color (POC) and Indigenous people, with an understanding that historical trauma and ongoing social trauma impacts our mental health greatly. I am LGBTQ-affirming and also knowledgeable about prenatal brain injury, brain differences, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. I am a mother of two young children, and especially love supporting women/femmes who are experiencing mood, stress, and trauma-related challenges in their maternal lives.
I believe you already have everything you need to live your best and be your best, yet all healing is painful and challenging. I use a trauma-based approach to healing, including somatic techniques alongside verbal processing. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and am currently an Advanced Level student of Somatic Experiencing (SE).
I will meet you where you are in your journey, and provide support in whatever means you are most comfortable with, whether video, talk, or text. It is an honor to use my experience and knowledge to support others as we all create a healthier world.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LICSW #22428 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
Have only seen Sierra for a short period of time, however, in the few weeks we have been meeting, she has helped me establish new strategies, improve past strategies, and made me have a deeper understanding of myself. Highly recommend.