As a trauma responsive therapist my work is established in the neurobiology of trauma, the scientific and sacred aspects of movement, and most importantly, the undeniable healing power of relational connection. For me, it’s a synthesis of science and the sacred.
Together, we will meet in the place of curiosity to listen and learn from your experiences. We will practice being in relationship with your dreams and your pain. We will move gently with the parts of you that are tender and rally behind your brave vigor. There is a special kind of alchemy that is brought alive when we hold space for your polarities, contradictions, and find congruency with your whole and dynamic self.
Three foundational components of my approach are:
i. creating a relationship based in compassionate care, authentic communication, and fierce acceptance;
ii. understanding your unique nervous system, how it is currently impacting you and how to best support it;
iii. fostering a sense of embodied resilience that connects you to your own innate capacity and strength.
Areas of Focus
- Reclaiming: sense of self, vitality, creativity, body awareness, power, sovereignty, relational vivacity
- Trauma/ PTSD/ C-PTSD: past sibling abuse, mental, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, medical trauma, practitioner trauma
- Highly Sensitive People and Empaths
- Identity Exploration: gender, sexual orientation, ancestry
- Life transitions: grief, death, end of relationships, miscarriages, births, new relationships, career changes
In-person & Online Sessions
$140 | 1hr
Movement in therapy or Movement Psychotherapy is about reclaiming your right to live and exist in your body. All too often the body becomes a place of distress because it houses so many of our symptoms. By leaning into our therapeutic alliance and exploring how your body narrates your story you'll get to experience your body in a more resourced way. Movement can connect us to the abstract paths and mystery of healing. This opens up possibilities to embodying your strength and accessing your capacity so you may fully engage in your life. Movement encompasses psychological, spiritual, emotional, and physical elements and can range from small and detailed to large and dynamic.
This is for you if:
- You've tried cognitive approaches and found something to be missing.
- You want to re-establish sovereignty within your own body and reclaim your energy.
- You are looking for an embodied approach to therapy that aligns you with your intuition.
- You are interested in integrating skills into your daily life so you may feel more at ease and able to access more of your potential.
*Movement Psychotherapy is the phrase I use to describe how I work; it is the culmination of my varied studies in psychology, mindfulness, attachment theory, movement science, sacred movement, energy work, and neurobiology.
Due to COVID not currently being offered
Relational Movement is a trauma-informed offering that weaves together polyvagal theory's understanding of the nervous system, attachment theory, developmental movement, and play. This offering is for monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, family members, colleagues, and friends. Through a series of movement experiments we begin to learn each of your unconscious somatic and cognitive patterns and how they influence your interactions with each other. Areas we may explore include; attunement, attachment patterns, boundaries, nervous system responses and interactions, movement instincts, play, nourishment, and security.
This is for you if:
- You’ve tried various communication tools and find yourselves still replicating unsuccessful patterns.
- You are having trouble feeling receptive to your partner.
- You have a history of relational trauma that you feel is impacting your capacity to show up in your current relationship.
- You are working with boundaries and autonomy within your relationship.
- You are looking to reignite a sense of play in your relationship.
$140 | 1hr
Transforming Touch® (TT) and Transforming Intentional Touch is an attachment-based, neurobiological method of hands-on healing. TT offers folks living with the impacts of developmental trauma an additional option for healing; touch or intentional touch has the ability to connect in a way words may not and is a compliment to both talk therapy and somatic-based therapies.
TT is designed to support and build resilience in the organs and biological systems most impacted by developmental trauma and to integrate these changes by supporting the brain structures that are associated with memories and emotions.
Transforming Touch® practitioners trust that the body heals the body as long as, together, we create the necessary environment for this to happen. Foundational components of TT are consent, resourcing, and supporting the body through care and presence; we trust that by inviting and allowing all of you to the process we can access healing through the safe haven of the relationship with, and the intelligence of your body.