Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist
"Two-Eyed Seeing refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous ways of knowing and from the other eye with the strengths of Western ways of knowing and to using both of these eyes together”
Dr. Albert Marshall, Mi’kmaq Elder
A Bit About Me
Hey there! I'm Julian (he/they), and I want to celebrate your courage in seeking therapy—it's a powerful step toward healing, and I'm thrilled you're here.
Originally from Southern California, I now call New York my home, surrounded by vibrant cultures from around the world while also getting lots of beach time when summer rolls around.
As a person who wasn’t raised with therapy being a norm, I get that it can be overwhelming to know where to start and also how to implement strategies when you may feel those around you aren’t doing the same. I'm committed to providing an encouraging space for you to process and heal with empathy. Drawing from diverse modalities, my goal is to guide you through the wilderness of the mind, uncovering the transformative power within. My approach blends with my own indigenous cultural upbringing and modern psychotherapy approaches.
With humility, we'll explore patterns, behaviors, strengths, and areas that no longer serve you. I'm all about uncovering authenticity, building confidence, and embracing change together.
Outside the office, I find relief in surfing the web ( dating myself) for music, bodyboarding in the summer, riding my bike, finding ways to appreciate nature, skateboarding around, and cherishing time with my loved ones.
My professional journey includes diverse settings, from community mental health, juvenile detention centers, private practice sex therapy practices and public health policy focused on gender equity, sexual health, LGBTQIA+ and HIV care.
I identify as queer, Chicano, mixed race, and trans. My work is centered on tailoring psychotherapy to be culturally affirming for BIPOC, latin@, LGBTQIA+, poly, and kinksters. Don't get it twisted, though, I am here for everyone who may need a metaphorical shoulder to cry on, relationships where people want to break out of cycles and into loving, and so however you identify, know I'm here to support your humanity.
Trained in Brainspotting, EFT, CBT, DBT, parts work, somatic experiencing, my style is warm, trauma-informed, and pleasure-oriented. Excited to connect with you on this path! 🌟