My Approach to Helping
We each come into the world with an innate blueprint for wellness. Yet life brings experiences that mold and shape us with imprints, both nurturing and harmful. As a mindbody-oriented psychotherapist, I work with clients to repair emotional wounds and cultivate growth by supporting your inherent capacity for healing.
My orientation centers on an understanding that our thoughts, emotions, nervous system and physical body are intimately interconnected. And that wounding and healing take place in the context of our interwoven inner life, personal relationships and cultural societal experiences.
I work collaboratively with clients, meeting you where you are with compassion, non-judgment and respect for your autonomy. My intention is to assist you in defining your own goals and to offer tools, guidance, reflection and support to help you get there.
I bring trauma sensitivity and social justice consciousness to my work, and welcome clients of all backgrounds and sexual and gender orientations.
More Info About My Practice
In my practice, I incorporate elements of:
• Somatic Experiencing, a neuroscience-based trauma resolution modality developed by Peter Levine.
• Nonviolent Communication, a conflict resolution method created by Marshall Rosenberg.
• Transformational Coaching, a growth-focused approach to transforming patterns and achieving goals.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Anxiety and Depression
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
Before embarking on my path as a coach, I spent 15 years working in television and publishing, telling other people's stories. Now my passion is empowering people to take authorship of their own story.
While working as a video editor on reality TV shows like Teen Mom, MTV?s MADE, Black Ink Crew and many others, I became aware of parallels in media production, labor practices and my personal life that all drew on larger cultural forces of identity, politics and power systems. This awareness spurred me to shift my focus from media to activism and personal transformation.
Within the TV industry, I became vocal in advocating for fair labor practices and for accountability and change concerning the identity-based stereotypes that many reality shows exploit and perpetuate. This work served as a valuable education in interpersonal power dynamics.
Simultaneously, shifts in my personal life were unfolding with the support of several wonderful somatically-informed therapists and teachers. As my awareness began to transform, so did my relationships - with people, with work and with myself. Eventually, I decided to shift my energies from activism in the media industry to supporting others on the path to self-discovery.
This journey continues to challenge and inspire me. My clients and life experience continue to teach and surprise me.