Forest Grass

MY APPROACH

My work with clients is somatic, anti-oppressive, and relational. I am committed to examining how the body, systems of oppression, and our relationships shape our lived experiences.

I use therapeutic modalities such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Embodied Recovery, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While all of these can be helpful, I value the therapeutic relationship above all. I find that, regardless of the specific approach, the attunement, transparency, collaboration, and safety established within the therapeutic relationship are our best tools in healing. When we feel truly seen and understood in the presence of a genuine, attentive other, transformation is possible.

My approach is somatically integrated, which means we might explore how your body tells a story of who you are and how you experience the world. Through my training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Embodied Recovery, I’ve learned and experienced firsthand the importance of tuning into how our nervous system, posture, movements, and body sensations offer critical information about our pain, our healing, and our truth

I use a Health At Every Size© approach when supporting clients in reclaiming their relationship to food and their bodies. I firmly believe that all bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and care. Our bodies offer us important wisdom and insight, and can be our greatest resource.

I provide an open, non-judgmental, and warm space to process emotions with curiosity and compassion. I help clients feel centered and balanced in and out of sessions through the use of mindful movement, relaxation exercises, self-compassion techniques, and discovering other creative resources to increase the sense of safety in one's mind, body, and spirit.

Pain and trauma can make it hard to be fully present with and connected to others and ourselves. My goal is to support clients in building their capacity for deep, authentic connections.

We develop strategies to survive hardships, yet they often limit us from living as fully as we'd like. Together, we'll work to interrupt patterns that no longer serve you and explore more empowering and expansive ways to navigate life. My goal is to support you in replacing survival and protection strategies with connection and intention.

Through working together, my hope is you'll be better able to engage in relationships authentically and healthily, find meaning and healing from painful experiences, and invite more of who you really are to come forward.