Dr. Thelemaque offers virtual individual (one-on-one) therapy via video.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
As a psychologist, I have expertise in the treatment of mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. I use an integrative approach that is, overall, person-centered, radically genuine, and intersectional (e.g., explore how your race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, etc. impact your current issues).
I challenge you to be the most values driven version of yourself through empathetic listening, warmth, and authenticity. I model expressing yourself in a genuine way by laughing with you, and even shedding a tear with you. I will assign you work outside of session to guide you toward your goals while also being willing to adjust plans as needed. This is a safe, open, and complicated space meant to engender reflection and growth.
What issues do I help with?
- Navigating grief after profound loss
- Understanding your emotions
- Processing racial trauma
- Advocating for yourself
- Building and maintaining boundaries
- Creating healthier relationships with your emotions
- Improving communication with others
- Unpacking family patterns
- Exploring your racial identity
- Exploring your sexuality and gender
- Feeling disempowered
What modalities do I use?
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Schema Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Who do I work well with?
- Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- Queer folks and/or those along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum
- Transgender and non-binary folks
- Those who work in the creative or media fields (e.g., journalists, visual artists)
- Those with chronic health concerns or illnesses
- Kink and poly communities
- Anyone experiencing major life changes.
- People exploring how to live authentically.
If you are currently feeling in crisis and need to speak with a provider within a few minutes in order to remain safe, we encourage you to use the resources listed at the bottom of this page to speak with a supportive person more quickly. V.I.A. providers are not available at all hours and cannot provide crisis care.
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911. As suggested by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention.