About My Clients
You've tried talk therapy in the past but are still troubled by disturbing past events. You're ready for relief and to move forward with your life but feel held back by distressing memories. Mind-body practices can often work more quickly than talk therapy alone. Healing and recovery from painful memories and negative beliefs is possible - and I want to show you how. I look forward to guiding you through the process of clearing out and releasing the charge of these experiences.
My Background and Approach
I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and mindfulness techniques to help provide you relief from your distress. EMDR is a structured yet adaptable approach. First, we work through a preparation process where I teach mindfulness and grounding techniques that can be used in moments of distress. We'll also pinpoint the specific areas of your experience that you're finding the most troubling. As we move forward, we'll focus on decreasing the intensity of these experiences by briefly bringing them to mind and using bilateral stimulation (body-based techniques like tapping or eye movement) to help reprocess and reorganize the memory. We'll then collaborate on the integration of your future life vision with more helpful and positive beliefs. It's not magic - but it might feel like it. It's the use of your body's own ability to heal so that can become unstuck and your memories become manageable. I offer EMDR individual sessions and half-day intensives.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I’m a liberation-focused therapist rooted in anti-oppressive methods who has been working with folks of color to address stress and trauma since 2006. As a Black biracial woman I understand the impact that culture and identity play in our lived experience and in the ways we heal. I welcome you to reach out to schedule a free consultation to see if we’re a fit. I focus on supporting BIPOC folks and parents in California and Oregon (virtual therapy only offered at this time)