My approach is holistic, collaborative and rooted in mindfulness, body-based therapies and intersectionality.
Counselor in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Smruti Desai, LPC, LMHC
We are born embodied. Yet life experiences can disconnect us from hearing the signals of our body. Somatic therapy is a holistic approach aimed at reconnecting with the body's innate wisdom. In other words, it addresses the relationship between the mind and body. This approach supports our re-learning of how to connect with our body and experience it as a place of safety, worthiness, and belonging.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing curious nonjudgemental attention to the present moment. This practice, with its roots in Buddhist practice, supports our ability to shift attention away from the past or future. By developing a greater awareness for sensations, feelings, thoughts and emotions, we cultivate the power to choose where we place our attention and how to respond to life.
Intersectional Feminism, a term originally coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, offers a framework to consider the ways in which our identities, such as class, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability and gender, impacts our life experience through discrimination or privilege.