Speaking & Writing

An important part of being a mental health clinician is contributing to the communities I serve through my understanding of collective trauma, community stressors, and political advocacy. A few ways to do that are through publications, speaking engagements, and educational opportunities. I earned my Master of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles with an emphasis in Applied Community Psychology. I am trained in looking at large scale trauma from a community level lens and supporting recovery and healing from empowered and preventative approaches. I use the Community Narration Approach to help organizations more closely align their missions and values with the populations they serve. Learn more about some of my work below!


Making The Most of Your Clinic’s Power

Defining Power for Affirmative Therapists

Four Barriers to Affirmative Clinic Change

Five Benefits of Consulting

A Community Narration Assessment of Master’s Level Psychology Students at Antioch University Los Angeles


Power Dynamics in the Facilitating Environment for The Affirmative Couch -2021

Neurodiverse Affirmative Therapy for trainees at AMCS LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Center – 2021

Inclusion in Every Neighborhood: Community Facilitation Differences in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas -2018

Safety Consideration in Inclusive Camping for the American Camp Association Spring Leadership Conference – 2015


The Affirmative Couch

Walden School

The Road Om

Stepping Forward LA

Jay Nolan Community Services

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