Seeking my own path to healing sparked my passion for supporting others in this work. I deeply enjoy and feel called to working in this field. Clients I see are survivors of violence or sexual trauma; others struggle with grief, while others experience “small-t” traumas: humiliation, emotional abuse, past neglect, or shame that continues to haunt. These are creative, thoughtful and wise people, and I help them finally resolve trauma, build self-worth & empowerment, and develop tools for life and relationships that build on their natural gifts and wisdom.
My style is collaborative, deeply intuitive, and incorporates methods reflecting our best understanding of neuroscience and healing.
I use EMDR therapy and Lifespan Integration to help process single-event and complex traumas. Other ways of working include talk therapy, mindful-somatic (Hakomi) psychotherapy, Existential-Gestalt and CBT among others. My philosophy is imbued with the egalitarian principles of feminism, social justice and nonviolence. I welcome adult clients from all walks of life and, in my practice, have helped clients heal trauma (small- and big-T) to reach a level of wellness they often believed to be out of reach.
More about my techniques below...
With techniques like EMDR and Lifespan Integration, we can harness the brain's natural ability to heal. We can help you process and move on from single-event, or complex trauma so that you can finally leave the past behind you.
To learn more about Lifespan Integration, please visit lifespanintegration.com. EMDR is the most heavily research-supported trauma therapy to date. You can find information about this method online or at the library.
Using Hakomi psychotherapy, a mindfulness-and-body-based method of psychotherapy, we access the wisdom of the mind-body connection to explore your internal world. In using this method, clients often unearth core beliefs, organic wishes and soulful longings in surprising new ways.
For more information about Hakomi Psychology you can find a list of books here: online: https://hakomiinstitute.com/resources/books-reviews
Anxiety and depression can be mild frustrations, or they can be debilitating. Whether your symptoms are mild and ongoing, or severe and impacting your ability to function, adding a professional perspective to the situation is a positive step.
I find clients do best with a tailored, integrative approach. We can build you a toolkit and may wish to explore root causes as well as unhelpful beliefs keeping you stuck in place. Please know there is help and this can change.
Cost of therapy
Individual therapy, 50-minute session: Sliding scale $60-90
Couples therapy, 60-minute session: Sliding scale $70-90
Group, single 90-minute session:
Sliding scale $25-40 per session (check back for information about upcoming groups).
I am offering Tele-health (online) therapy and am currently looking at offering in-person again; however, please note we are required to wear masks for in-person until OHA guidance changes.