I feel called to help folks feel more at one with their bodies and take up space, unapologetically.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
Supervised by Sara Weber, LPC-S, CEDS-S
I've completed advanced training on eating disorders, chronic dieting, and body shame rooted in frameworks of body liberation, anti-oppression, and social justice. I also belong to several consultation groups for disordered eating/ eating disorders that center Health at Every Size® (HAES®), body liberation, and social justice.
Body image distress and body shame can take a toll not only on our well-being but also can get in the way of living a life aligned with our values/ what's most important to us. In our work together, we'll hold space for the full range of emotions. I'm currently enrolled in a program to become a Certified Body Trust® Provider through Center for Body Trust (formerly BeNourished). This framework is grounded in trauma-informed care and self-compassion /body compassion.
I utilize an intersectional feminist perspective in our work- this means that we slow down in session and examine the dynamics of power, culture, and gender— how they intersect and show up both in the room and out in the world.
I believe you are the expert of you. I value an egalitarian therapeutic relationship which means that I see myself as a teammate committed to helping you connect to your inner wisdom and strengths so that you can live in more alignment with your values–authentically and vibrantly.
I utilize an attachment perspective, which means that I believe early childhood experiences and relationships as well as the culture around us inform our lives and worldview-- how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world around us. As a relational therapist who uses attachment, I believe the therapy relationship itself to be an important component of healing and growth.
Self-esteem, self-compassion and self-worth are areas that I'm honored to support clients in.