Do you struggle to manage symptoms of distress? You may experience physical discomfort, intrusive thoughts, or harmful behavior patterns.
With a history of trauma, or “toxic stress”, practicing coping skills can be difficult. Learning to calm yourself down may feel impossible.
With practice, you can manage unwanted symptoms to create relief and improve life satisfaction. All people heal at their own pace, and all people can learn to reduce their own suffering.
My Background and Approach
I practice from a combination of therapy models. I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as the basis for skill building. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a guide for regulating the nervous system. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) builds a deeper connection to our authentic goals.
Working with these evidence-based models, I create a therapeutic space to help you:
- Establish and practice interpersonal skills for use in relationships and conflict management.
- Learn to understand and regulate feelings of discomfort, anxiety, and fear.
- Develop a deeper sense of compassion towards yourself to reduce self-sabotaging behaviors.
- Work through your trauma narrative, using skills to release tension trapped in your body.
- Improve understanding and recognition of emotions to develop healthier means of expression.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that clients are the experts of their own experience. We are a collaborative team working together to find a way to a more fulfilling life. I also believe in everyone's capacity to grow and heal. I provide patience and understanding as people navigate barriers to find a way to healing. Being individualized is a necessary component to treatment.
Outside of therapy, I am active in social justice. I participate in social movements such as Black Lives Matter and Women's Rights.