I'm warm, caring, and I laugh a lot. I've been through some tough stuff. So have you. Let's kick trauma's butt together.
Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC
I'm a survivor of intergenerational trauma and am experienced in supporting others in recovering from theirs. I incorporate several approaches including somatic work and reparenting. I am also 12-step recovery fluent.
Reactive in your relationships? Anxious attachment style? Bring it! This is my favorite stuff. I love love love working with folx who are recovering from dysfunctional childhoods and are in committed relationships. Reactive? Controlling? Always just a little worried or unsettled in your marriage? The more you heal as an individual, the more you can heal as partners or spouses. I utilize a full toolkit including mindfulness, attachment work, and historical/intergenerational trauma perspectives.
I help clients understand their attachment style, learn what is getting in the way of secure attachment, and normalize/contextualize those issues. I use reparenting to increase your ability to self-soothe. And I use somatic approaches, such as parts work, to assist you in healing from old attachment wounds.
I incorporate mindfulness-based approaches into sessions and into any 'homework' suggested for outside of session. Tuning in to your breath and body can be key in helping learn how to moderate inner reactions to stressors, identify patterns, and decode triggers.
I believe our early attachment experiences stick with us into adulthood and can mess things up for us pretty badly in our relationships if we don't heal and recover.
After a decade of hands-on bodywork, I became trained to provide psychotherapy. Your body can be your greatest ally in healing. It alerts you to your distress before you've reached the point of blowing up. It can tell you (and me) what's really going on so we can help you recover more swiftly and deeply.
I love EMDR's ability to help clients process old traumas and take the sting off of those past experiences. EMDR has passive, gentle self-care tools that we start with. Then, when you're resourced and ready, we use the EMDR core technique to help you unpack and recover from the big scary stuff in your history. I use EMDR in person and in telehealth sessions.
I am affirming of any relationship configuration that is consensual and I enjoy helping people find peace within themselves so they can be connected, peaceful partners.
Most relationship issues stem from our own individual pasts, hurts, etc. I help my clients discern what's happening inside of them and heal so they can participate in friendships, families, and partnerships from a better place.