Hi, I'm Kodie. I love to help people discover their innate gifts to help them through the journey of life.
Associate Clinical Social Worker in Washington
Supervised by Erica Daudt, LMFT
Self-esteem can play such a role in how we see ourselves, the world around us, and interact with our environment. It is important to develop awareness of how self-esteem impacts the interactions with the world around us and ourselves.
Trauma whether it is PTSD, historical, intergenerational trauma, or even a traumatic event can impact our lives in many different ways. There are over twenty definitions of trauma. I choose to align with Peter Levine's definition of trauma at which is summarized as an event that is gets "stuck" within the body on a somatic, or nervous system, level. When one is able to release that trauma in their nervous system, then one is able to overcome that event to heal that trauma message.
Anxiety can be sneaky in how it presents itself within ones life. Like so many things in life, anxiety can present itself in different ways to different people. For some it may be perfectionism, avoidance, or it may present as overthinking. These are only some of the presentations that anxiety can present in day to day life. It is normal to have some level of anxiety responses, but if it begins impacting your day to day life it is important to reach out for support.
I like to pull on a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to provide a person-centered and holistic approach for my clients. This may look different for each individual as everyone has different experiences and different needs and may change for each client over times.
I provide a somatic based approach to EAP. Horses can be powerful healing facilitators for clients. They are able to reflect back emotions to the people engaged with them whether the people are aware of their own emotions or not. This provides a great way to be able to externalize and work through various struggles in life. Horses are great with helping set boundaries, building self-awareness, developing healthy communication styles, and so much more.
I find value in bringing the body into the therapy session as I have often found that people tend to overthink and forget to listen to our bodies responses. This may look like something simple as identifying colors or imagery to feelings to begin strengthening this pathway in order to strengthen connections with yourself.