About My Clients
Do you struggle to see yourself as a person with inherent value or struggle with feeling safe due to experiencing sexual trauma and interpersonal harm? Do you have overwhelming anxiety, hopelessness, or loneliness? Do you feel disconnected from your body and feel sexual shame due to growing up in religions that elevated purity culture? If so, it would be an honor to join you on your journey to connect to your body and increase a compassionate relationship with yourself.
My Background and Approach
Whether we focus on increasing present day coping skills for anxiety and PTSD symptoms or processing trauma, you are in control of what we talk about and the speed we work through memories. You have resilience inside you and have the innate ability to heal from trauma. I see myself as joining with my clients on their journey of deconstructing negative beliefs, assessing relational patterns and coping skills that don't work anymore. As well as providing trauma-informed, relational psychodynamic therapy, I am trained in SAFE EMDR, an effective therapy for PTSD. SAFE EMDR is effective for both childhood traumas, attachment wounds, as well as recent traumas. The version of EMDR I am trained in focuses on attachment traumas and how the body remembers trauma in the form of body memory. EMDR is beneficial for interpersonal violence, car accidents, or first responder experiences.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Working with adults and kids overcoming insurmountable odds for 10+ years has provided a strong foundation of empathy and empowerment which I bring to the therapeutic relationship. This experience has given me a passion for providing empowering, quality therapy for survivors healing from trauma.