Want to refine how you hold space for yourself and others around you? Call or text me at 314-504-0718. Let's get you on the calendar.
Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Supervised by Susan Hall; MO LPC 002703
Through a trauma-informed lens, I believe we create self-protective narratives and curate self-protective behaviors which can erode interpersonal trust and intimacy. Move into a new chapter of knowing yourself. Create more space for agency in the moment to trust decisions you make which actively protect the intimacy and trust in your relationships.
Socialized normative masculinity is a hot-button topic right now, and if you feel the tension around this area whether you identify as a man or not I am available for you to tease apart the components of your experience. Intimacy and trust can be safe and more rewarding than it's ever been in your life.
When personal patterns get to a point where you can't overlook them, how much control do you have over making meaningful shift? I will offer support and psychoeducation around how to create space in the moment to expand personal agency toward growth. Get off of the exhausting treadmill and move with integrity towards meaningful and lasting growth you have been thinking about for a long time.
Are there moments of your life you feel triggered, out of control, and don't know why? Do you judge yourself because of it and feel shame about it? Trauma takes many forms and can create maladaptive narratives that can become expired as we get older. I bring a diverse arsenal of ways to target, track, and create space for you to practice regulatory skills, develop emotional fluency, and begin to trust your transitions as you refine the dials of your life.
Trauma has a unique way of making an imprint on our nervous system. When we get triggered, the physiological imprint activates our Vagus nerve, the nucleus of our central nervous system. When our nervous system takes over, our frontal cortex (executive functioning) gets turned off. This means we are not making decisions from a place of being in control, and instead reacting to external stimuli through our pre-programmed trauma response. Feel safe in your body again.
After working for years out west in wilderness therapy contexts, I bring components of the wilderness into session with us. Making distinctions between what we have control over and what we are eternally powerless over is one component of this model. I believe risk-taking is inherent in this adventure we call life, but exploration can feel scary or confusing when taking risks without the trust, humility, curiosity, and safety needed to strike off. Expand space in your life for more adventure.