About My Clients
Do you have a sense that something is not quite fitting for you- or that you could be accomplishing more or enjoying more? This therapy is right for you if you're ready to try something new, get a little uncomfortable, and explore what's true for you.
My Background and Approach
My approach can be described as "eclectic" simply because I value using what WORKS for each individual client. I incorporate the body and spirit with mindful somatic (body-oriented) therapy, welcome your historical and relational self with psychodynamic approaches, and address your thoughts and values with evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Without all the jargon, that means that this therapy is about addressing the reality in the present moment, making space for all the feelings that come up, and take concrete actions in the direction of your goals. I find this way of working incredibly effective and rewarding! I received my undergraduate degree at NYU with an individualized concentration on body image and art therapy. I taught yoga for a few years, then got my Master's at the California Institute of Integral Studies with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. I've worked at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, Grateful Heart, and Center for Mindful Psychotherapy.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
hold that each person is inherently worthy and deserves compassion, dignity, and respect- and that actually applying that is an ongoing process we take as individuals and a community. In terms of therapy, it means I make space for differences and tough conversations. I may make mistakes, and I do my best to take responsibility. I am driven by my long-term engagement with the Health at Every Size community- "What could we all be and accomplish if we didn't spend so much energy trying to 'fix' our bodies?" is a question that informs so much of what I do. Even outside of work with disordered eating, I hold that the relationship we have with our bodies must be cultivated with respect, and that the process of listening to embodied wisdom can help us thrive in all areas of life. Finally, I am skeptical and science-oriented. While "Do What Works" is the top tenet of my professional life, I want to make sure that what we are doing actually does work.