About My Clients
I work with adults moving through grief, anger, and resentment who want to consciously build a new life for themselves. I see college students who are learning to live on their own for the first time. Many clients come to me with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image issues, and relationship challenges with a desire to find themselves. I work with children/adolescents and their families who struggle with behavioral challenges, acute and complex traumas, ADHD, and family dynamics.
My Background and Approach
I come from a Somatic Psychology background, soma meaning body. I believe what happens psychically is connected to what happens on a physical and energetic level. I bring my client’s to their bodies so that we can increase our understanding of what is happening in the mind. By doing this we develop a more holistic picture. When we experience trauma, it gets held in the body until we have the capacity, support, and safety to process it. I am a trauma trained therapist who has tools for helping clients like you move through things that seem/ed unbearable to be present with. This can be a deep process but it doesn’t have to be scary with the support of a professional who has tools for helping you process while also teaching you how to regulate your own emotional experience. I see patterns and use this when working with families to identify the roles and rules in the family and help you try new things so that each of your “jobs” in the family are working together rather than apart.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Everyone has the opportunity to be empowered in who they are. We all have similarities and differences. I believe our differences are what make us unique. It is one of the most challenging things to stand up in front of the world and say “This is who I am!” And also one of the most profound. I want to see everyone thriving and living a life that they desire. I also believe in facing life as it is, with all of its challenges, and that we are here to learn and to grow. Having support through this winding road of life is necessary for all of us. As I write, I am aware of how much those who have guided me have given to my path. I also recognize the importance of finding your own way and I do my best to listen to and follow you, my clients, to lead us where your heart wants to go. Everything that is happening in your life shows up in the therapy room giving us an opportunity to look at it with compassion and will. We all have power and I am inspired by those who seek to find it!