Iara Cury

I want to change the world and I want my clients to change the world too. I believe every human is significant and revolutionary. I believe that with attention and care, each of us can heal from many hurts and
grow towards a deeper sense of purpose, power, connectedness, and love for life.

My experiences as a racially mixed Latinx immigrant and a queer woman have shaped the social justice and liberation approach I use as a therapist. I attend to clients’ life stories, formative experiences, heritages, identities, values, and network of relationships. Together we explore core intentions, hopes, dreams, and how the past frames our thoughts, feelings, and relationships. We affirm our beauty, knowledge, strength, and preciousness. We honor and grieve losses generated by oppression.

As part of the healing process, I encourage clients to articulate and physically release thoughts and feelings (sadness, anger, fear, etc.) to catalyze insight and change. I also practice with laughter, lightness, and a deep appreciation for life and invite clients to integrate all modalities of art and creativity into our work.

I specialize in working with clients of color, immigrants, or children of immigrants, clients from low-income backgrounds, LGBTQI+ clients, young adults, and clients going through life transitions, relational, or professional challenges.

I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University, a Master’s in Social Anthropology from Oxford University, and a Bachelor’s in Astronomy & Physics and Latin American Studies from Yale University. I have a variety of interests and look forward to having many engaging conversations with you.

Attachment theory, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic theory, and Relational Cultural Therapy



People of Color and Latinx clients, Immigrants or Children of Immigrants, Life transitions, Young Adults, Social Justice and Liberation issues related to race, ethnicity, and culture, language, nationality, class and socioeconomic status, religion, gender expression, and sexual orientation, ability, age, body, education, and family roles, among others


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