Feeling shattered is only the beginning. What we do with the pieces is the real journey. I'm an integrative, compassion-based therapist.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, VA
I have studied language and the power of the stories we tell ourselves through the lens of Western and indigenous lenses. I have a unique decade of training with a shamanic teacher who depended the Western training I have. Our story can be re-written with words or with pictures or with song or with dance.
I am trained in the Emotional Freedom technique - or tapping - to help energy connected to memory and trapped in the body - move through specific meridian points for over all healing. As discussed in The Body Keeps Score, tapping is an effective technique to calm anxiety that results from trauma.
Our origin story - the way we were raised, or not raised - really shapes how we connect into the world. Attachment styles develop way back in early childhood and give us a truthful glimpse into how we hold relationships as adults. Do you need to be reassured a lot? Do you tend to walk out when things get tense? There are ways to approach attachment styles through CBT and mindfulness that I would love to explore with you.
I am student of Relational Life work as taught by Terry Real. Relationships are changing! And it's time to see that and decide where we want to be in this transformation. Equality, romance and open approaches are all the spaces I will explore with you. What are you bringing to your relationship? The wounded adaptive child or the adult?
I have studied Christianity, Buddhism, The Tao, Shamanism and other pagan belief systems. I can approach work through a spiritual energy lens and somatic experiencing. I believe we are parts of a great whole. Away from the ego and into the harmony of oneness. We are never alone. We are all connected. I help clients who want to re-discover this relationship to the Earth and to the Spirit who connects all beings.