My Approach to Helping
I work somatically with teens, families, couples, and individuals to overcome the effects of trauma. Are you or your loved ones confused or frustrated by what you do? Often, this confusion results from trauma, but we are not aware of its effects on our nervous systems, which continue to respond as if we are still in the past. By learning how our bodies respond to what is going on around us, we can tune into “default” beliefs that power these responses. From there we can gently create new patterns that will lead to a more satisfying life. Yes - it really is possible to change!
I have an eclectic approach; in addition to somatic methods such as Hakomi, I also use play therapy and psychodynamic approaches. I view therapy as a way to learn about who we really are through play (“The highest form of research” – Albert Einstein), serious consideration of our past, and focus on the present moment.
My wish for you is that your life be rich and connected to what you love.
My supervisor is Eugene Porter, LMFT.