We often work to sever our body/mind connection in order to protect ourselves from painful emotions that live in the body. I believe reconnecting ourselves to our bodies has incredible healing power. I often use mindfulness techniques to help rebuild this connection.
Anxiety lives in our bodies. I have extensive experience and training in addressing anxiety issues. I facilitated a group with The Second City called "Improv for Anxiety" which utilized a somatic, CBT, and exposure therapy approach.
I work primarily with people in the LGBTQIA community. Much of my training has been focused on issues that impact LGBTQIA people.
I have had extensive training in issues related to gender identity, and have facilitated training on respectfulness and competence when interacting with trans and gender nonconforming clients.
We often work to sever our body/mind connection in order to protect ourselves from painful emotions that live in the body. I believe reconnecting ourselves to our bodies has incredible healing power. I use mindfulness to help rebuild this connection.
I believe the personal is political, and that civic engagement can empower your voice. Feminist perspectives help everyone, because toxic relationships to gender identity hurts everyone. I utilize an inter-sectional approach, honoring and acknowledging all forms of oppression.
The therapy relationship helps us to move forward, and tells us about ourselves. We tend to replicate relationship patterns in different contexts. What is unique about a therapeutic relationship, is that we can explore challenges that arise with lower stakes, and in a safe environment.