About My Clients
I work best with clients addressing: • Pandemic-related depression, isolation, or overwhelm • Grief and loss • Anxiety • Self-doubt, perfectionism, inner critic • Finding new ways to cope • Difficulty in intimate relationships • Trauma • white folks addressing systemic racism, white supremacy and white fragility • Burnout
My Background and Approach
In a culture that prizes intellectualization, productivity, and perfectionism, I invite space for intuitive, somatic and creative knowledge; rest and spaciousness; and delighting in being (a work) in process. I work somatically using the body, its cues, and its wisdom to help clients process pain and grief and connect back to themselves and a place of safety within. Working somatically supports regulation of the nervous system, the system that is responsible for feelings of safety or fight/flight. I also work relationally, using the therapeutic relationship to help clients understand how it is to be in relationship and to experience new ways of being in relationship that can translate to outside the therapy room. I aspire to rock the boat in an intentional, caring way. I love laughter in therapy and relishing in the calm and feel good places; it doesn’t have to only be painful, hard work to be therapeutic.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that we suffer because of the world, culture, and systems in which we live, not because we are broken. At best these systems around us mean well but often don’t support us in the ways we need; at worst, they oppress, violate, and even kill us. To survive, we must adapt. At creation, our adaptations are brilliant, but often we outgrow them, or they control us. These adaptations may impact us through chronic anxiety, symptoms of depression, a fierce inner critic, loneliness, or shame.