“We tend to think of healing as something binary: either we’re broken or we’re healed from that brokenness. But that’s not how healing operates, and it’s almost never how human growth works. More often, healing and growth take place on a continuum, with innumerable points between utter brokenness and total health.”
~ Resmaa Menakem ~
Hello. My name is Paloma Andazola-Reza.
Thank you for considering me to be part of your journey. I honor your strength, courage, and whatever you already hold as healing wisdom, to be here in this moment, holding this intention, and contemplating starting, re-starting, or continuing therapy part of your healing journey. I am here to support your journey in collaboration with you. I am here as witness, as a resource, as a reflection, to inspire and motivate what already exists in you. With deep intention, I offer and hold space for you to engage in the healing and transformative work that resonates best with you; who you are - all of your identities and knowings, in exploration of your unique ways of being, in honor of your adaptable and accessible needs, and in the culturally connected and expressive ways healing is most resonant for you.
I will support you through finding a more grounded, creative, fierce, loving, healing embodied presence within yourself and as you move through the world. I will support you in connecting to, knowing better, and honoring you; as you are your most powerful healer. I am here to honor your wholeness, helping you to build a rested and tended to resilience and empowered wisdom of self in the face of injustice, trauma, pain, stress, grief, loss, feelings of chaos, disconnection, or stuck-ness. I am here for your healing (r)evolution and your birthright liberation.
I believe you and your healing are sacred.
"Courage is necessary to make being and becoming possible." ~ Rollo May ~
You are still becoming.
Therapy is a way to create your own vision of the unfolding, letting go, and becoming.
You are deserving of telling your story.
You are deserving of being seen and being heard.
You are deserving of living delightfully whole in your body.
You are deserving of living your truth.
You are deserving of dignity and respect.
You are deserving of connection, community, and loving relationships.
You are deserving of understanding more of your gifts and unique value.
You are deserving of trusting yourself and listening to your inner guides.
You are deserving of healing.
You are deserving of transformation.
I honor your courage in being here.
As a visitor from the Southwest high desert, a Xicana/Mestiza raised on Pueblo Tewa and Mescalero Apache and ancestral lands and as a healer who is grounded in decolonial, liberation, and Indigenous practices, I humbly offer my gratitude to the Coast Salish peoples, whose ancestral and immemorial lands I currently reside and offer healing on; the occupied and unceded land of the Duwamish and Suquamish peoples, a colonial territory also called Seattle, Washington. I hold this space to acknowledge, pay my respects to, and deeply honor all Native and Indigenous communities and peoples - the original caretakers of place, sacred lands in which they have long nurtured, gathered, shared deep wisdom of healing and thriving with, and have survived and continue to resist colonial violence in all its forms. It is in gratitude and acknowledgment of this that I pay Real Rent to the Duwamish in support of their rights to sovereignty, and in recognition of them as rightful caretakers and guides of this place I currently call home and continue to offer support to the organizations, services, practices, policies, and peoples that center and elevate the knowledge, wisdom, expertise, traditional and modern skills, community based resources, and accessible, culturally resonant and community centered care for the healing and wellbeing of all Native, Indigenous, First Nations, and Aboriginal Peoples.
In the spirit of healing and respect, Ometeotl.