About My Clients
I work with adult clients seeking to restore their relationships to their bodies and to regain self-trust that's been interrupted by systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. My goals are to support you in cultivating radical self-love, embodiment, and a new appreciation of the innate wisdom and synchrony of your mind and body.
My Background and Approach
My sessions are often a collaborative exploration that toggles between our many relationships; to self, to others, and to our world. I approach counseling from a interpersonal neuroscience foundation, which means I believe we heal through relationships as social animals, and that ALL our behaviors are adaptive and intelligent strategies that keep us safe, even if we may hold judgements towards them. I believe that in acknowledging and befriending our many Parts, we can find empowerment through Self-leadership. My goal as a counselor is to companion you through dark woods as a lantern, but ultimately you hold the map and have all the internal wisdom you need to decipher it. I am also rooted in the frameworks of HAES, intuitive eating, and body liberation which celebrates body diversity, self-trust, rest, and pleasure, while acknowledging the primary role of white supremacy, ableism, and capitalism in perpetuating the definition and ongoing oppression of othered bodies.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am white, cis, straight, smallfat, neurotypical and able-bodied. Because of the power I hold, not only as a therapist in the room, but also because of these dominant-narrative identities, I will always work towards undermining hierarchy and interrupting internalized messages. I believe in working towards a world where all bodies are free from oppression, and I believe that this is a maintenance task, not a competency. Something we must return to again, and again. I am an existential agnostic. I believe that making our own meaning and defining life on our own terms is an important part of retaining power in a world that often feels chaotic, absurd, and violent. I support clients in creating or connecting to meaning, ritual, and myth in a modern world, as well as the expansive and transformative power of personal and collective grief. As a human outside the therapy room I love travel, kayaking, baking cookies, tarot cards, creating new Skyrim characters annually, and my dog Oberon.