I believe that there is truth in authenticity and a path towards healing and inner wisdom that is different for every individual. It is my job to help us discover together what your journey needs and desires in order to move towards greater satisfaction in your life. I believe strongly that you have to be ready and willing to change for therapy to be of use. Which may look like readiness and willingness to work with resistance to change!
My work with clients incorporates the body, movement, gesture, emotional, cognitive, energetic and spiritual aspects of my client’s being. Whole person therapy! To break it down a bit…this means that I track these components, and you show up as you are. By incorporating and allowing different parts of a person to arise, processing and integration can occur so that change can flow. My approach is client centered and relationally based and incorporates concepts of mindfulness, experiential learning and co-regulation.
My orientation has been influenced by Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Attachment Theory, Synergetic Play Therapy, Allan Schore and Daniel Siegel’s neuroscience based lens to the therapeutic relationship and change, and Anusara Yoga philosophy & Rajanaka Tantra based meditation. I have 5 years of experience working with a range of clients from children and families to adult individuals who experience a variety of challenges in life due to adverse experiences they have encountered. I have also spent several years supervising graduate students along their journey to becoming therapists. In my personal journey I have spent the last 9 years practicing and teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. In my sessions I do my best to integrate my practical experiences with the theoretical knowledge that has aligned and rung true with my hands on experience.
What can you expect when meeting with me?
We may sit across from one another for every session while we talk, or we may invite movement and/or active participation experientials. You don’t need to have an awareness or experience with anything that I’ve mentioned so far. We begin by building safety in our relationship and expand out from there.
Come as you are and ask me any questions that may arise along the way.
Areas of Focus