I believe that healing happens when we acknowledge, integrate, and transform all the parts of ourselves where pain and old wounds reside. I understand that our traumas and painful experiences don't just live in our minds; they live in our bodies as well. For this reason, my approach to therapy is integrative and body-centered. I pull from understandings of neurobiology, yoga, evidence-based treatment methods, and frameworks of anti-oppression and non-violence. Many of my clients report that after years of attempting to resolve their issues through sheer logic and willpower, it is ultimately only through holistic, mind-body work that they find meaningful healing.
I have training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic treatment approach that engages the body to heal unresolved trauma, stress, and emotional pain. Additionally, I have experience integrating a range of therapeutic methods such as mindfulness based therapy, emotional freedom technique, acceptance and commitment therapy, sandtray therapy, and motivational interviewing. Based on your interests, therapy sessions may include gentle yoga asana (movement), meditation, breathwork, mindful visualization, and/or creative expression. Recognizing that therapy is not one size fits all, I tailor my sessions to each individual I work with. We'll collaborate to determine how you'd like your therapy process to look and feel.
*Absolutely no prior experience with yoga or bodywork is required or expected.
I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago and have trained at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. My areas of specialty include trauma, sexual assault/abuse, intimate partner violence, addiction, relationship/family concerns, anxiety, depression, identity and self-esteem concerns, and work/life stress. Both professionally and personally, I strive to be an ally to LGBTQ+ communities, communities of color, and all those who experience the trauma of marginalization.