About My Clients
My clients are generational cycle breakers and the spiritually-oriented. I frequently work with individuals who have experienced trauma or loss and seek a nurturing space to heal. Many of my clients are working through religious wounding or relational stressors — they are reaching for healing in order to facilitate deeper connection to their inner and outer world. Together, we can find a way back to the Self and the body for lasting positive impacts on the mind, body, and spirit.
My Background and Approach
I approach inner work as alchemy. Counter to a culture that asks for immediate results on someone else's timeline, I believe that growth can unfold gently over time. A somatic approach to therapy believes that the medicine we seek is already inside of us. We are already complete. Therapy is often seen as a vehicle for change. In my practice, therapy can be a vessel to bring us closer to our Selves. In doing so, we can also find a deeper connection to the world around us. I am an associate clinical social worker with an MSW from Columbia University. My practice is informed by attachment theory, somatics/embodiment, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and relational Gestalt therapy. I have been trained in prolonged grief disorder treatment by Dr. Katherine Shear, founder of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia. Prior to completing my master's program, I was involved in the anti-violence movement as a counselor advocate for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My practice is rooted in culturally affirming care, blending Eastern and Western philosophies to offer a holistic approach to healing and discovery. I take inspiration from healing justice and abolition as a compass that guides my values. Recognizing that the social work profession has had an oppressive history, I feel a personal commitment to, not only supporting others in their healing processes but also working to transform the social and economic conditions that lead to cycles of trauma. Rather than treating symptoms, I lean on a strengths-based and collaborative approach to support healing of the whole person.