I offer trauma-informed integrative somatic psychotherapy that supports your body, mind, heart, soul and spirit to heal and thrive.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
Supervised by Hannah J. Platt, LPC
I offer 24+ years of professional experience working with women's integrated health, pelvic health challenges, sex therapy, trauma healing and integration, life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, body image, relationships, career exploration and life purpose, bodily autonomy, aging, oppression, feeling good enough, worthiness, sovereignty, imposter syndrome, and numerous other challenges that women experience.
As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) myself, I completely understand that you probably feel like an oddball in a world of seemingly "normal" people. It took close to 45 years of living to finally embrace that being Highly Sensitive wasn't a curse, and I didn't need to apologize for being this way. I now embrace my sensitivities. While being Highly Sensitive comes with challenges, your unique sensitivities can also be seen as a superpower. I would love to support you in embracing all parts of you!
I have a particular affinity for working with people interested in personal growth. I possess personal experience, as well as 23+ years of in-depth personal development, as well as professional experience supporting people in personal, career, and spiritual healing, growth, and transformation.
There is no one size fits all. My approach is holistic, intuitive, experiential, integrative, and somatic (body based), and customized for you. I draw upon training in somatic trauma healing, transpersonal / energy psychology, resilience and imaginal psychology, neuroscience /neuroplasticity, polyvagal and attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, Gestalt, Sand tray, inner child healing, Shadow Work , art, music, movement, journaling, and breath-work
I specialize in Somatic Trauma Resolution to address personal, religious, sexual, epigenetic, cultural, energetic trauma imprints, as well as complex cumulative trauma and PTSD. My counseling approach is informed by specialized training in somatic trauma resolution as well as 23+ years of professional experience in massage therapy focusing on trauma healing & integration utilizing somatic bodywork modalities, spiritual counseling, and shamanic healing.
Trauma disrupts healthy adaptive functioning and causes dysfunction in many areas of life. Somatic therapy focuses on releasing stress from the nervous system, regulating your nervous system to safety, ease and well-being. Benefits include reduced physical and emotional discomfort and distress, strengthened connection between the mind and body and nervous system regulation, improved relationships and health, and joy.
I offer a holistic, integrative, trauma-informed approach to address the spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and mental impact of trauma, including PTSD, Complex Cumulative trauma, ancestral / epigenetic, sexual, spiritual / religious, birth, medical trauma, and collective / cultural trauma. I draw upon numerous modalities, including Somatic Trauma Resolution, Neuroscience, polyvagal theory, and interpersonal neurobiology.
Transpersonal therapy incorporates activities such as energy therapies, journaling, music, sounding, breathwork, somatic therapy, dance, movement, guided visualization, embodiment practices, and other modalities to support you in alleviating pain, clearing the conditioning you were born into, and coming into greater alignment with your authentic soul expression.
Sexuality, desire, libido, and fantasy are all a natural and beautiful expression of being human, yet it can be difficult to navigate your own inner sexual terrain when you're afraid of judgment or shame. I offer a safe space where you can explore and heal any blockages to a vibrantly healthy sex life.
We're living in momentous times and many people are feeling a deep internal resonance with doing their "inner work." If you heed this call, you can expect to come home to yourself and become the person that deep down you know you are. This path isn't for the faint of heart, and having traversed my own inner 'becoming' journey I would be honored to support you in navigating your own inner terrain, to come home to yourself and becoming who you were truly meant to be.
Anxiety can be experienced on a spectrum, from mild symptoms to full blown panic attacks. I view anxiety as a coping mechanism for a nervous system that is overwhelmed and unable to regulate itself. I support clients to heal the root cause of anxiety through a holistic integrative approach that goes beyond talk therapy, and includes your mind, body, emotions, energy, and spirit. You deserve a life of ease and joy. Together, we can regulate your nervous system so you can thrive.
I specialize in treating complex cumulative trauma and PTSD, as well as other types of trauma, through a somatic approach that supports you to access and discharge trauma imprints from the nervous system, primal, and limbic brain to create integration between the three parts of the brain, nervous system, and body to increase a deep felt sense of safety, resourcing, and resilience in your body and nervous system.
We all have a deep need to feel safe, loved, and belong. If you've ever felt like parts of you are in conflict, IFS supports the various "parts" of you, such as your inner child, inner teenager, inner adult, and inner critic to feel seen, understood, accepted, and integrated so that you can feel aligned, clear, and empowered in your choices. I utilize a somatic approach to IFS, following the body's felt sense to connect with, welcome, and integrate all parts of you into wholeness and thriving.
Anxiety can overwhelm your capacity to cope and may impact your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. This can cause you to get stuck in an overactive state of hyper-vigilance and anxiety or in a frozen / collapsed state where you feel numb or overwhelmed. I offer support for your nervous system to reduce anxiety and improve coping mechanisms.
When we have difficulty in our relationships, it is often because there is an unresolved wound from earlier in our lives, when our primary caregivers weren't emotionally attuned or available to our needs, which can result in avoiding intimacy, feeling needy, jealous or vascillating between wanting intimacy and pushing it away. I utilize attachment based healing to support your inner child to feel seen, safe, loved, accepted so you are free to enjoy healthy relationships.