Maybe you’ve recently suffered a stressful event, or maybe it wasn’t so recent, or maybe there has been event after event over the course of your life that has finally come to a head. Whatever the reason, you felt the call. The “I can’t do this anymore” feeling. I’ve been there.
Life makes it easy to check out. There are many experiences that feel worthy of avoiding—loss, abandonment, heartbreak, abuse, the sting of loneliness, the pain of monotony—you name it. There are quick and easy fixes to avoid these experiences, such as alcohol, drugs, sex, the internet, Netflix, social media…the list goes on. That is, until we can’t avoid it anymore. That thing we run from creeps up on us until we can’t look away.
That’s where I come in.
The journey back to yourself is one of the hardest yet most rewarding paths you will take. Along my own healing journey, I have fallen in love with body-oriented (somatic) practices. I specialize in somatic-based approaches to healing difficult life experiences and help pave the way to feeling alive again—present, mindful, joyous, and enriching relationships based in love instead of fear. Together, we will overcome the demons that are holding you back.
Before becoming a licensed master of social work, I was a yoga therapist for over a decade. Yoga therapy is founded on the principal that you are innately balanced and worthy, whole and complete as you are and it is your painful life experiences that lead you to think otherwise. It is about peeling back the layers of self-doubt, worthlessness, and insecurity to reveal the true nature of who you are and who you have always been. Much of my approach to therapy still encompasses this perspective, along with influence from other trauma-informed trainings such as EMDR, somatic experiencing, internal family systems, structural dissociation theory, and numerous mindfulness based practices.
As a fellow survivor of trauma, I know that picking a therapist is incredibly personal. I value your time and vulnerability and I know how frustrating it can be to go to therapist after therapist without feeling any better. I personally value effective practices that assist in unburdening the pain that’s burring the true you. If something isn’t working, we pivot. We will help you heal, together.
Trauma happens. And it doesn’t have to hold you back anymore. I will be with you every step of the way.