My Approach to Helping
My approach is intuitive, relational, and integrative. My goal is to help support you in your process of healing. I welcome and appreciate diversity into my practice. I am trained somatically, which essentially means working from a whole body (body, mind, spirit) approach. Working with the whole person in therapy can help reduce anxiety & depression, improve emotional states, and improve relationships. This might include utilizing resources and tools to help you become more aware of what your needs are, and ways to integrate resources into everyday living.
More Info About My Practice
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specifically trained in somatic psychology. Somatic psychology is an integrative, whole body approach to therapy that can help you gain a deeper understanding of your whole self. People often wonder how understanding the body can benefit them in therapy. It is proven fact that trauma lives in our body memory and has been found in our DNA. Often, to get to the roots of trauma, we have to understand what is happening with the body. Working from a body-oriented (somatic) lens can help clients understand the connection between the body and mind, when it comes to trauma.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in individual and couples relationship therapy. I also work with youth from ages 7-18. My areas of focus are the following:
- anxiety and stress
- relationship difficulties
- family conflict mental illness in the family
- social anxiety panic
- chronic illness
- recovering from narcissistic abuse
- grief loss
- LGBTQQIP2SAA community
My Role as a Therapist
My desire as a therapist is to help guide and support you along your journey to healing and growth. Being actively engaged and attuned to your specific needs, I will help you create individualized goals to better support you in living a more fulfilling life.