10 + years experience in trauma recovery, gender euphoria, and making boundaries fun.
Clinical Social Worker in TACOMA, WA
My earliest training as a clinician relied upon cognitive behavioral therapy, and while this modality can be utilized in ways that are quite rigid, I love utilizing the theory of it to integrate into a relational practice while simultaneously understanding the ways that habit, awareness, and intentionality shape how we act, think, and feel.
I have been trained in EMDR and have been working in with clients to address both straightforward and complex traumatic experiences with clients since 2015 from issues ranging from car accidents to childhood sexual abuse.
Most of the trauma-resolution modalities I work in are body based, and supporting my clients to return to their bodies as a safe place and secure base are integral in my work. I love supporting my clients to increase their capacity to track their bodily awareness and integrate this information into their more global self-awareness.
I have worked with people across the LGBTQI spectrum for over ten years and am a Sexual Minority Mental Health Specialist. I love working in this community and can offer insights into coming out, queer identity, the complicated dynamics of small communities, and finding your place in community
We experience all kinds of trauma in our lives that often informs how we approach relationships and change. I work with clients to identify how they are impacted by trauma, and help to develop resilience and tools for healing. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma and a diverse portfolio of techniques to support their healing.
I have worked extensively with therapists, organizers, and activists who are invested in staying in the long game of change work and who have been overwhelmed and under-supported in figuring out how to do this. I work with my clients to develop individualized strategies to participate in direct service and social movements that are valuable to you, while also remaining grounded and reflective.