Based on an individual’s unique needs, my practice is inspired by the following approaches.
AREAS OF JOURNEY
Trauma: acute, developmental, and transgenerational
Grief & loss
Existential & spiritual concerns
This science informs my practice, with an understanding of the brain and nervous system’s relationship to health. Neurobiology teaches us that when the whole brain is integrated we can heal from trauma, attachment, shame, depression, and anxiety, which helps us align more fully with our authentic self.
This somatic-based therapy approach recognizes the body as a resource to accessing stored experiences. Together, you and I will incorporate mindfulness and experiments around patterns to illuminate the consciousness of unhelpful behaviors and beliefs, and find opportunities to try something different. We then integrate empowered ways of being into your life. For more information about Hakomi, please click here.
Part of the attachment process in both couples and individual counseling is to examine the territory of intimacy while investigating the needs and desires buried beneath behaviors. We all have a longing to be ourselves in relationships, but our history might have taught us that it’s impossible to trust anyone but ourselves, or to only trust others and not ourselves, or even have a mistrust of ourselves and others. These attachment styles end up disconnecting us and influence how we are in relationships. The antidote for any attachment wound is to use relationship as a healing agent. We will often utilize our connection in the session as a resource to repair old attachment wounds.
My approach to working with trauma is resource based, which means we will only process traumatic wounds when proper resources have been put in place. This ensures that retraumatization will not occur, and helps integrate the traumatic event into a more regulated way of being. I work with acute, complex, developmental, and transgenerational trauma.
Because finding the right therapist is important, I offer a free 30 minute consultation in person or over the phone.
I charge $120 per 50 minute session and $145 per 75 minute session (normally reserved for couples). I have a limited number of sliding scale time slots for those experiencing financial hardship.
I accept cash and checks. At this time, I do not accept insurance.