My Approach to Helping
Being married to a Law Enforcement Officer for 30 years, I know first-hand the unique challenges these types of relationships face. In our sessions, I strive to create an environment where it's safe to be authentic and remove the mask. Without safety, it's almost impossible to cultivate a trusting therapeutic relationship, one in which genuine transformation can occur.
I specialize in working with couples struggling with infidelity, communication issues, emotional abuse, addictions, and trauma, helping individuals take back ownership of their lives by teaching them somatic awareness. For many first responders, the job can take a toll on their nervous system, disabling their understanding of physical sensations in their body. These physical sensations are, in fact, emotions. We think with our brains, but we feel emotions with our bodies. However, when we detach from our bodies, we may not be able to feel our "feelings". Not only are we disconnected from ourselves we are most likely disconnected from our loved ones too. This ability to detach emotionally is like a superpower at work, but at home, it's like a kryptonite. It's my job to help our heroes tap into their bodies so they can be heroes at home too. This new body awareness brings authenticity, allowing one to fully accept themselves and learn to be vulnerable with those they love.