I offer a holistic integrative somatic approach that is trauma-informed and goes beyond talk therapy to include your body, mind, and spirit.
Associate Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Supervised by Katy David, LPC-S
I offer 23+ years of professional experience working with women's integrated health, pelvic health, sexuality, trauma healing and integration, life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and challenges with body image, relationships, career exploration, life purpose, bodily autonomy, aging, oppression, feeling good enough, worthiness, imposter syndrome, and numerous other challenges that women face.
As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) myself, I completely understand that you probably feel like an oddball in a world of seemingly "normal" people. It took close to 45 years of living to finally embrace that being Highly Sensitive wasn't a curse, and I didn't need to apologize for being this way. I now embrace my sensitivities. While being Highly Sensitive comes with challenges, your unique sensitivities can also be seen as a superpower. I would love to support you in embracing all parts of you!
I have a particular affinity for working with people interested in personal growth. I possess personal experience, as well as 23+ years of in-depth personal development, as well as professional experience supporting people in personal, career, and spiritual healing, growth, and transformation.
I offer a holistic, intuitive, experiential, integrative somatic (body based) approach to psychotherapy that offers you the opportunity to use adverse experiences and traumatic event(s) as powerful catalysts for healing, transformation, and growth. I also draw upon training in art, music, movement, journaling, breath-work, transpersonal, resilience and imaginal psychology, neuroscience/neuroplasticity, polyvagal theory, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, Gestalt, and Sand tray.
I specialize in Somatic Trauma Resolution to address personal, religious, sexual, epigenetic, cultural, energetic trauma imprints, as well as complex cumulative trauma and PTSD. My counseling approach is informed by specialized training in somatic trauma resolution as well as 23+ years of professional experience in massage therapy focusing on trauma healing & integration utilizing somatic bodywork modalities, spiritual counseling, and shamanic healing.
From a Somatic perspective, trauma disrupts healthy adaptive functioning and causes dysfunction throughout the entire organism. Somatic therapy focuses on increasing safety, resourcing, and resilience in the nervous system to access, discharges accumulated stress from the nervous system, and regulates your nervous system to safety. Benefits include reduced physical and emotional discomfort and distress, strengthened connection between the mind and body and nervous system regulation.
I offer a holistic, integrative, trauma-informed approach to address the spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and mental impact of trauma, including PTSD, Complex Cumulative trauma, ancestral / epigenetic, sexual, spiritual / religious, birth, medical trauma, and collective / cultural trauma. I draw upon numerous modalities, including Somatic Trauma Resolution, Neuroscience, polyvagal theory, and interpersonal neurobiology.
Transpersonal therapy addresses your mental, physical, social, emotional, creative, and intellectual needs in order to facilitate healing and growth. Sessions may incorporate journaling, music, sounding, breathwork, somatic therapy, dance, movement, guided visualization, embodiment practices, and other modalities to support you in alleviating pain, clearing the conditioning you were born into, and coming into greater alignment with your authentic soul expression.
Sexuality, desire, libido, and fantasy are all a natural and beautiful expression of being human, yet it can be difficult to navigate your own inner sexual terrain when you're afraid of judgment or shame. I offer a safe space where you can explore and heal any blockages to a vibrantly healthy sex life.