“Somos como las plantas que crecen sin agua.” [We are like plants that grow without water.]
– K’naan y Residente
Just like the plants in the above lyric, we often forget to “water” ourselves, to deliberately care for our mental, physical, and social health. Our wellbeing often comes second (or third, or last!) in a long line of priorities. I believe therapy is a way to care for ourselves, to make a commitment to our well-being, and to learn to use the strengths we already have to improve our lives. When I practice Integrated therapy, I use feminist multicultural (FMT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), solution-focused (SFT), and mindfulness based (MBSR) interventions to assist clients in working through their distress and making positive change in their lives. I am a Queer therapist with training and experience in Queer- and Trans-affirming therapies.
Some of my counseling specialties include: Intimate Partner Violence/relationship abuse; Trauma and PTSD; coping with chronic illness, disability, chronic pain, and physical health concerns; Religious trauma & spiritual abuse; concerns around neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, LD, dyslexia); support and well-being of clients who are mental health providers themselves; and sexual and gender identity development. I work with adults and adolescents (13 years and older), and I have served clients in a non-profit Domestic Violence agency, a VA Medical Center, a hospital, a primary care clinic, and three college counseling centers.
Whether you are brand-new to therapy, taking “the plunge” after a negative counseling experience, or a seasoned “veteran” with years of therapy under your belt, you are welcome here. Aqui eres bienvenido.
Dr. Song also holds reduced fee slots for BIPOC identified individuals. Please inquire.
Education and Experience
Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Denver
Health and Counseling Center
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Minor in Spanish Counseling
Minor in Integrated Behavioral Health
New Mexico State University
M.A. in Counseling Psychology
B.S. in Psychology
University of North Carolina