Hey, I'm Rafaella!
You should know that I am personally and professionally invested in pleasure politics as activism towards our collective liberation. This means that I believe you deserve peace and pleasure in all of your relationships, especially the one that you have with yourself. You may not believe that yet or maybe you are working to affirm it as your truth, but I'm here to support you along the journey. I am a queer and trans affirming, non-monogamous and kink aware trauma therapist and sexuality educator who believes that we all have the right to freedom, justice, safety, and pleasure.
Now, on to the clinical side, I have received extensive training around sexuality education, couples’ therapy, trauma processing, trauma-informed care, and PTSD/trauma-related disorders. With specialized training in evidence-based therapies, it is my goal to create a space for you to be honest, vulnerable, and consistent as you explore yourself, your relationship with others, and work towards living a life of satisfaction and pleasure that you desire and deserve.
Working together will center. . .
We'll explore your experiences and thoughts through a lens that seeks to understand your many possible truths instead of using judgement and shame.
Your life is intended to experience more than pain, survival, and trauma. We'll use a pleasure-centered approach to identify & prioritize your core needs.
I take the approach of a collaborative team member while offering education, tools, and space to explore your options that help you discover solutions.
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians (ABSC)
International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Missouri & Nevada
Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist Level 2 (CCTP-II)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy