I have endless respect for the human urge toward self-actualization and freedom. It's an honor to help people discover their own wisdom.
Associate Professional Counselor in Asheville, NC
My training in mindfulness-based interventions, Internal Family Systems, and Subtle Yoga informs my approach to anxiety treatment. I help clients locate and name the bodily sensations that the mind interprets as threatening, slowing things down so that an anxious moment can be better understood and managed. Sometimes a certain part or sub-personality is causing the anxiety, so I help clients determine which part is running the show and what it's trying to protect. Seeing that anxiety originally served a protective function can often make self-compassion more accessible, and self-compassion is an essential element to any healing process. My training in Subtle Yoga has given me many body-based tools for soothing the nervous system, including physical postures, breath work, and meditation techniques. Yoga is also a great way to discover the ways in which we resist certain experiences and the fear that drives said resistance.