As a body-centered psychotherapist, I integrate somatic awareness (possible movement) and expressive arts therapy interventions into the verbal and nonverbal work of psychotherapy. In this work, there is an inherent value in the interconnection between the mind, body and spirit. Culturally, we emphasize the conscious mind over less discernible parts, such as our nervous system, heart center, intuitive gut, or even the whispering of our subconscious.
Through compassionate witnessing, safe holding and evidence-based interventions, it is my objective to help you bring forth a sense of wholeness in your life. What does that really mean? It means that when you are functioning from a fully integrated place of being, you will have a greater capacity to work with life's obstacles. It means you will no longer be functioning from a place of old patterns, but rather from a place of trust and understanding. It is my intention to help you find the therapeutic keys that will unlock your access to joy, constructive meaning, positive growth, self-compassion and self-confidence.
Somatic Interventions: Focusing, Sensorimotor, & Movement
Expressive Arts Interventions: Sand Tray, Writing, & Drawing
Working with the Subconscious: Dreams, Authentic Movement and Guided Meditations
Neuroscience: Arousal Regulation (working with "fight or flight")
Attachment Theory: Family Systems, Narrative Therapy and Genograms
It can take courage to attend to your inner experience. Therefore, I place a strong emphasis in holding a warm and safe environment. I value and support diversity and inclusivity across sociocultural identities, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, and age. All individuals are welcome.
The following is an overview of my orientation, tools and techniques you may find in our sessions together: