I have been studying attachment theory and attachment-informed therapeutic approaches since 1997.
I am a certified Yoga Therapist, and have been integrating yoga and mindfulness into my clinical work since 2002. I am also a Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) practitioner. This model uses attachment-based interventions, somatic awareness, and mindfulness to safely and effectively address many issues, including somatic complains, trauma, and anxiety.
I have worked with children and families, and studied family systems and family therapy for over 20 years. As part of my assessment with new clients, we explore family history and intergenerational patterns in order to better understand present day concerns and resources.
I work with women around issues of self worth and self doubt, body image, infertility, parenting, recovery from abusive relationships, and cultivating a strong sense of their own needs and strengths within the context of their work and personal relationships. I give support for maternal mental health at all stages of the parenting journey.
I have experience working with women in addressing the short and longterm effects of childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault. I am skilled at creating emotional safety and offering support through mind/body approaches to help girls and women to move through a range of difficult emotions, and find inner resources to create ongoing emotional safety and the ability to create satisfying and loving relationships moving forward in their lives.
I use a mind/body approach to treating anxiety symptoms in children, teens and adults. My approach includes education about the brain and nervous system, verbal and nonverbal emotion processing, using story telling and play (with children), as well as mindfulness, somatic awareness, and movement with all ages as appropriate.