“My practice includes mindful/somatic trauma healing, interpersonal energy movement, improvisation with uncertainty, curious exploration, innovative and intuitive problem-solving in a collaborative space, radical acceptance, and courageous love.”
What should someone know about working with you?
My practice stems from creative roots in professional modern dance, multimedia visual/performance art, and mind-body-spirituality studies. Prior to becoming a therapist, I performed in dance companies, choreographed various projects and events, taught yoga and meditation, facilitated workshops in drawing/painting and poetry, and explored film editing and music composition. I now incorporate the wisdom of my creative foundation into therapy work. My practice includes mindful/somatic trauma healing, interpersonal energy movement, improvisation with uncertainty, curious exploration, innovative and intuitive problem-solving in a collaborative space, radical acceptance, and courageous love. Human beings are always evolving — “becoming” — and in-process. All stages and parts are valid. As multifaceted beings, we embody many transforming character roles throughout our lives. I aim to meet you — and all facets of you — wherever you are in your journey. I embrace your dynamic, multidimensional process.
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
Therapy is choosing yourself, boldly. It takes tremendous courage to show up for yourself and explore. Any hesitation speaks to the challenge of change that awaits you; it’s no easy feat! You are already strong and resilient for considering it. When working with me, I honor that boldness. My approach to therapy is client-centered and self-led; I greatly trust and respect your felt experience, your intelligent system, and your intuition to head this expedition. My role is to turn toward and lean into those challenging parts with you so you can be witnessed, held, and connected to. You don’t have to go alone. Our working arrangement is a collaboration tailor-made to suit your unique healing needs. I emphasize your control in the pace and intensity to ensure we proceed safely. I'll always ask permission, and I'm here to support you. I believe in the power of you, and together, we make change possible.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a therapist, I continually seek out new hope and wisdom, much like any curious traveler who is navigating new terrain aided by the stars for direction. The trauma field is an ever-evolving landscape where I follow top experts (stars) for their effective, evidence-based approaches to treatment. I study and train in the methods of internal family systems, somatic experiencing, and sensorimotor therapy. My particular areas of focus include addiction, obsessive compulsive tendencies, ADHD, sexual abuse trauma, antagonistic personalities, and victims of antagonistic personality abuse. As part of standard practice and my commitment to social justice, I am always training in cultural diversity education; it is vital to examine oneself and take responsibility for any parts that may be conditioned toward certain biases. I prioritize accountability, integrity, and interpersonal safety through forthright recognition, honor, and respect for all cultural identity dynamics in the therapy room.
“My approach to therapy is client-centered and self-led; I greatly trust and respect your felt experience, your intelligent system, and your intuition to head this expedition.”