Intensively trained in DBT and have successfully opened DBT programs in PHP/IOP programs for adolescents and adults. Work with clients to identify if they need comprehensive DBT to meet their treatment needs or DBT informed treatment.
I have completed level 1 and 2 of Sensorimotor psychotherapy as well as advanced trauma training. Sensorimotor is a body oriented approach to trauma and attachment issues which builds mindful curiosity about the patterns we develop in our life from a mind-body approach.
Yoga teacher and meditation teacher. Trained in variety of mindfulness based approaches such as sensorimotor, buddhist psychology, compassion, DBT. Take a mindful approach to all presenting problems whether we are using mindfulness more informally or formally. This is based on idea that everyone can become more mindful in their life without having to meditate.
I have many years of experience treating ptsd as well as complex ptsd and the dissociative spectrum. I was director of women's trauma program for seven years that integrated DBT and Sensorimotor psychotherapy to look at treatment from a mind body perspective. I am an experienced yoga teacher and teach trauma sensitive yoga to students as well as teachers. Trained in EMDR and prolonged exposure.
As a black cis woman I am aware of my own privileges as well as the many ways I am part of marginalized groups. I view cultural and system oppression as a traumatic experience that can impact all parts of one's life. Validating the impact of oppression in one's life is necessary to help individuals thrive. I do diversity and inclusion consultation as well as anti-racism advocacy and training. I value working with intersectionality of identities.
I was director of women's trauma program for 7 years which valued the importance of tailoring treatment to women's unique needs.