About My Clients
Have you noticed that you struggle to let people love you? Is it difficult to be vulnerable, sometimes even with those you hold the most dear? Do you feel as if relational traumas will always be in the way with your people? Or between you & the potential for long-lasting relationships? The ways we learn to protect ourselves from further harm are so wise. They can also prevent us from living a life of joy. Let's get started in taking back your joy, power, & voice, while re-learning tenderness.
My Background and Approach
Much of my work is with adults navigating the impact of complex and developmental trauma, as well as the impacts of acute traumas. Individuals drawn to my practice are often working to heal from childhood abuse and neglect, sexual violence, intimate partner abuse or domestic violence, hate crimes, and other forms of oppression. I utilize a social justice-oriented framework, systemic perspective and intersectional approach in my work with Clients. I am a somatic therapist and incorporate understanding of research in the trauma field focused in neurophysiological impacts of trauma, including intergenerational and gestational trauma. Further, I understand the trauma of oppression and how it can shape the ways we move our bodies through the world. I utilize practices from Gestalt, Hakomi, and EMDR Therapy. Additionally, I incorporate nature-based therapy, experiential therapy, and mindfulness practices.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a white, queer, trans, neurodivergent, disabled therapist from a working poor background and grew up in rural areas of a red state. The lens I use to view the world has been shaped by experiences connected to those locations. And I work to heal every day; heal from the ways oppression impacts my body, view of self, & view of the world as well as heal from the ways perpetrator & oppressor show up in my body & views. I am committed to leaving the world better than I found it, committed to not passing on the violence that was given to me. I often tell people that I wish the kind of work I do wasn't necessary. But the reality is that violence & trauma are happening all over the world every day, & my work is needed. I feel honored & privileged to be able to walk with my Clients as they do this work. But I would be doing this work even if I wasn't a therapist as I believe this is how I become a better human in the world. This is a step toward our collective healing.