I am a relational therapist who believes and practices that healing happens at the pace of the body, in relationship.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
My healing style is somatic and some of my work with folks looks like helping folks to breathe, to listen deeply to their whole selves and to develop more fluency with their hearts and bodies. As a trauma-worker, I understand that many folks who are surviving interpersonal, developmental, historical and/or structural trauma & oppression can experience a lot of pain in their bodies. This work is always anchored in consent, safety first and going at the pace of your body.
With holistic wellness at the core, I draw from earth-centered healing modalities: presence-based conversation, meditation, mindfulness, body-positive movement, plant and stone medicine, yoga, breath, self-love and the many other diverse ways of inviting a life of wholehearted living and being.
I am a relational therapist who believes and practices that healing happens at the pace of the body and in relationship. Aligned with the wisdom of interpersonal neurobiology, I approach my work with the belief that our relationship supports and cultivates healing. In our work together, I strive to hold a generative container that welcomes and invites your healing, growth, liberation and transformation while supporting you in becoming your best, brightest self.
I come from a lineage of open-hearted-justice weavers and am a queer fat femme who practices at the intersection of oppression and trauma. My healing framework is explicitly trauma-informed, anti-racist, queer and trans-affirming, fat and body positive and anti-oppressive. Fundamental to my social work practice is my understanding that all oppression is interconnected, all justice is interrelated, all life is interdependent and that Black Lives Matter.
In this open-hearted and well-held container, I strive to hold a compassionate healing space for white identified folks to gain comfort & fluency with the tools of anti-racism, to process how our** own encultured racism and white fragility presents itself and to process shame and despair when our** racism and white fragility has been causing harm. **I have a value of not “universalizing whiteness” when speaking about a general collective experience. In this case our = we white people.
I have an explicitly trans affirming approach and have worked for many years with trans, non-binary and gender awesome folks. I offer low-barrier, single session gender affirming consults for folks seeking support letters for surgeries. My values align with the Informed Consent for Access to Trans Health (ICATH) model of care, and I am well versed in the WPATH Standards of Care so that I can write effective letters that meet insurance requirements.