My Approach to Helping
As a Tennessee Licensed Clinical Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I specialize in trauma and chronic stress, and have worked extensively with survivors of sexual assault as well as folks struggling with depression and anxiety. I am passionate about helping teens and adults reclaim their hearts, minds, and bodies. I practice from an attachment and holistic perspective, honoring your thoughts, feelings, and visceral responses to trauma, while acknowledging an individual’s environment and context.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
The foundation of my practice is layered. In order to effectively work together, I believe that it is important to understand your past, as it informs your present. I believe that much of our resilience stems from our interactions with attachment figures?It is necessary to consider the context of your life in order to guide you toward finding peace and ease in the moment. Basically, your past matters, but it does not have to define you.
Our attachment to others goes hand-in-hand with how we view and interact with the whole of ourselves. I can help you to recognize and accept your psychological and neurophysiological responses to disappointments and all forms of trauma. All of this will allow you to build capacity to hold and resolve your pain. I incorporate knowledge of the brain and body in my practice, using both ?talk? therapy and somatic approaches.