I have worked with self injury for over 15 years and also provide trainings and workshops on the topic for clinicians, parents and schools. I use a harm reduction approach, and help people to explore the meaning and purpose of their self injury as they learn instead to find words for their pain.
As a member of the LGBTQ community I am aware of the issues around coming out, dealing with family members, reconciling spirituality with sexuality, and the ongoing challenges of living with intersectional marginalized identities.
I have extensive experience working with survivors of childhood abuse and other trauma. I use a somatic approach to assist with coping with flashbacks, and other trauma-focused tools and techniques as needed.