Life can feel like too much some times. Confusion, fear and anxiety can start to become our primary experience. Therapy can help sort through these experiences to gain a better understanding of how things came to be the way they are as well as where to go from here. I view therapy as a process of understanding and healing. Often times we discover that there are parts of ourselves that we do not acknowledge, we cannot acknowledge, because the pain is too great. Finding a balance between acceptance and change, while sustaining compassion, can help us grow stronger, strong enough to take a look at that which we desperately avoid.
Therapy work can be some of the scariest and most difficult work one may ever do. This is work that needs to be done together, in a safe space, at a safe pace. We know that if your brain is overloaded it is not able to learn…there is no reason to increase suffering while trying to heal. This work is hard enough!
My practice is strongly informed by dialectical behavior therapy. Sensorimotor principles, internal family systems, mindfulness, meditation and trauma theory (the biology of trauma and impact on functioning) are also evidence based bodies of knowledge that guide my practice. I have over ten years of experience working with people with eating disorders, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, sensory integrative dysfunction, borderline personality disorder, trauma-related disorders, traumatic brain injury and chronic illness. I am currently working on furthering my training in trauma sensitive yoga and often incorporate this into my work. I have seen the impact of trauma on daily life…and I have seen people heal by doing this work. I would be honored to be a part of your process.
Trauma and Abuse *Dissociative Disorders *Borderline Personality Disorder *Eating Disorders including Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) *Stress Management *Depression *Anxiety *Substance Use Disorders *SPMI *Traumatic Brain Injury *Chronic Illness *Veterans, Military Service members and their families *Sensory Integrative Dysfunction