My Approach to Helping
Have you tried talk therapy before and still feel disconnected from your body? Have you gained the insight about your life but still struggle to stay aligned with your body and soul? I use a nervous system approach to help you get in touch with your body and heal from your past in a way that is gentle, at your pace, and compassionate. The hope is to help you increase presence, pleasure, productivity, inner freedom, and satisfying relationships with others and yourself without retraumatization of the past. As we move toward curiosity, ease, self-compassion, & joy, you may feel empowered to make choices from your deepest, truest, most embodied self.
I have received over 250 hours of training in an approach called Organic Intelligence (OI) which is a theory & clinical practice of human empowerment, resiliency, and compassion to resolve the devastating effects of stress, trauma, & PTSD. It breaks new ground in positive psychology, clinical training, personal development by helping reestablish biological synchrony!
Unlike traditional talk therapy, my hope is to help guide you away from focusing only on "what's wrong" and help reorganize your nervous system to reduce stress and lean into a life that's more satisfying, more joyful, more complex. I have my own private practice in a beautiful, bright office in Hillcrest you can preview on my website.
More Info About My Practice
It was my own therapy transformation that ultimately drove me to this profession, and it was my own stuckness in therapy that drove me to the modality I use (nervous system oriented). I know what it's like to suffer- trauma, panic, anxiety, loneliness, dissatisfying relationships. And while therapy can't resolve all human suffering, it certainly can help us relate to it differently, to find more ease, comfort, companionship. It's a powerful thing to allow another human to witness the most vulnerable parts and to help walk us through the depths, and to find hope in a more satisfying life, which is usually full of paradox, nuance, and complexity. I've done this work myself, and continue to do it, because it makes me better equipped, more present, and more tuned into what my client specifically needs to live the life they most deeply want. After all, how would I be able to help clients go to places I've never gone to myself?
My Therapy Focus
If you've done quite a bit of therapy and it feels like you've gotten all the insight you think you can but life still feels dissatisfying or off, we may work well together. You've got emotional intelligence, insight, awareness of your family or origin story but you want to move beyond that to a place of compassion for your past and moving intentionally toward your future? Let's talk. Telling & processing our life narrative is important and sometimes moving beyond the narrative is what's actually needed.