I have a special blend of training and skills that inform my approach to Embodied Psychotherapy. I offer teletherapy to clients in NY + MA.
Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
For people who identify as Highly Sensitive, functioning in our fast-paced world can be really challenging. I offer a safe and empathic space in which moving slowly and modulating pace are encouraged and supported. I'm happy to draw on my background in embodiment and mindfulness to help my clients learn self-regulation skills. Toning the nervous system is a great way for sensitive people to increase tolerance of stress; we'll work together to help you learn how to best care for yourself.
In addition to my clinical mental health training, I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist, Dancer, and Yogi. I've been involved in body-oriented practices for over 20 years, and am a huge (HUGE!) fan of sharing movement with people at any stage of their body awareness journey. Bodies hold so much wisdom, and I feel that orienting to our inner signals is a surefire way to develop self compassion, build confidence, and discover what is most important to us. Come move with me!
I'm a dedicated yogi and meditator, and my ongoing practice supports me in helping others, as well as caring for myself. I feel that the cultivation of insight is necessary for growth, and I am so happy to support my clients in building their own unique mindfulness practices. Sessions are structured to include moments of mindful breathing and body awareness, and I encourage clients to continually pause and notice what they are feeling - in body, heart, mind, and spirit - as we converse.
I trained as a Dance/Movement Therapist at Lesley University. Additionally, I completed an intensive 2 year training in the practice of Authentic Movement. I always offer my clients the option of movement during sessions. My approach to therapy is heavily inspired by the theoretical foundations of DMT: I recognize and celebrate strengths, meet each client in the present moment, and inherently trust in the wisdom of the body.
What's the purpose of being in therapy if not to cultivate self awareness, develop healthy habits, and grow? Life challenges are an opportunity to turn inward and explore what is most important, to develop the skill to meet stress without falling apart. I believe we can all learn to live well despite our challenges, and that addressing a personal problem with a well-matched therapist can help clients to take responsibility and live within their values.
For Highly Sensitive individuals, functioning well in our fast paced world can be a lot of work. I'm interested in helping people who identify this way by providing a safe and empathic space, one in which moving slowly and sharing at a modulated pace are encouraged and supported. With my training in Dance/Therapy, Authentic Movement, Yoga and Meditation, it's a pleasure for me to share embodiment and mindfulness tools in service of nervous system regulation and self care.
I specialize in supporting women with Endometriosis. Living well with this disease can be difficult and I am committed to providing compassionate care that is focused on helping my clients to cope with physical pain and emotional burn out. I know how hard it can be to find a therapist who really "gets it" when it come to Endo, because I have been there. Learn more about my story here: https://embodiedpsychotherapynyc.com/therapy-for-endometriosis