For most of my life I have been extremely curious about the connections between the brain and body and how, in therapy, we can intentionally lean into our body’s innate desire for health and joy. When I started training for a career in mental health at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology it felt natural to focus on this brain+body interaction primarily by undergoing specialized training in how to mobilize neuroplasticity in therapy called Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems (CIMBS). Naturally someone who loves “newness,” this approach to continually tuning in to the new present moment available to all of us is a natural fit. This method has proven extremely successful in working with women with depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is also significantly informed by relational psychodynamic therapy and attachment research.