My Approach to Helping
With warmth, compassion, wisdom, and years of experience, I help my clients expand their capacity to make their life the best life possible. If you've tried traditional kinds of therapy and either feel like you are still stuck or want to try something cutting edge and safe, my work as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner will reach and release the underlying causes of anxiety, depression, self-defeating patterns and relationship, and increase your capacity to be happy and satisfied with life.
Somatic Experiencing® is not necessarily a touch practice. That depends on the training of the therapist and the desire of the client. Touch is not required to achieve the deep healing and freedom from stored stress reactions that for many of us date back to childhood stress and trauma. Even if you think you had a happy childhood - and maybe you did - and without remembering incidents of youth, the slings and arrows of growing up can set a wheel in motion that leads to repeated patterns of behavior. In a compassionate safe environment, you can learn to reverse that pattern of pain once and for all and start living with freedom and joy.