About My Clients
Have you been feeling discouraged lately because you repeat the same ADHD patterns and don’t know how to change? Do you feel ashamed when you measure time wrong, leading to missed deadlines or flaking on commitments to friends & family? You are NOT alone. I’ve been there myself and I know how these patterns can leave you feeling ashamed, self-critical, or hopeless. Having an ADHD brain in a capitalist society is hard, but can be less of a struggle with therapy designed specifically for you.
My Background and Approach
Three essential fuels or the ADHD mind/body are: movement, creativity, and connection. My training in dance/movement therapy helps my clients integrate movement and creativity in the therapy process, and my Internal Family Systems training centers the healing energy of connection. ADHD is an amazing gift, but we often are carrying frustration and shame about the ways it has made our lives so difficult (on top of our inattentive patterns). So in therapy, our first step is to find and help the parts of you that have been carrying that weight. We then can work on releasing those burdens so that you have more energy and space for living the life you want. The practices I use in therapy can help you to be more compassionate towards yourself and others, feel more confident that you can handle shame and other difficult feelings, feel less defensive and more accountable in your relationships, and most importantly - see your ADHD as a gift and an opportunity, instead of a burden.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Even though ADHD has been affecting me since I was a kid, five years ago I officially sought out a diagnosis after following a few different breadcrumb trails that all led back to this as a core issue. Getting that diagnosis was (and is) a huge relief for me because it helps explain why certain things have been so hard for me and others so easy. Once I understood the symptoms I realized that apart from these, I was carrying a lot of shame and doubt as a result of all my ADHD patterns and how they’ve messed with my life and relationships. As I’ve learned more about the neuroscience of ADHD (the basics!), and worked on the shame, I am surprised to notice that I feel PROUD that my brain is this way. I want to help others move through that shame because I think the world really needs our kinds of brains right now! ADHD adults do not do well at all in our white supremacist heteronormative capitalist patriarchy (do any brains do well in it...?) and I think we have brilliant things to offer.