My experience spans over a decade of working with people in residential and psychiatric treatment, domestic violence shelters, college crisis centers, and addiction clinics. I currently work with individuals who are struggling with self-doubt, life-transitions, relationships, addiction, eating problems, guilt, anxiety, and existential questions. I draw from attachment-oriented, interpersonal, and psychodynamic theories to guide us into the core issues.
I am certified to teach trauma-informed yoga and meditation. These practices inspire my work towards healing the whole self: mind, body, and soul.
I believe the capacity for wholeness is innate in all of us, and work with people to cultivate a compassionate, trusting, and meaningful relationship with themselves.
I view therapy as a creative process; an opportunity to safely allow the parts of us that have been neglected or rejected to be expressed, nourished, and re-integrated in order to experience healing. This has a direct impact on our surroundings and allows for a deeper relationship with the outside world.
I take a genuine, compassionate approach while providing honest feedback that honors our relationship and your relationship with yourself. Together we will be looking at the ways your physical and energetic body has responded to past experiences, and exploring your innermost thoughts and feelings with the intention of alleviating shame and moving into a more secure state of being.
I hold additional training in EMDR psychotherapy, a highly researched treatment that re-integrates brain and body to facilitate the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and negative blocking beliefs.
After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.