I hold the belief that we are remarkable and unique beings with the capacity to heal and grow. I believe that at the core of our existence, we have an authentic self but that wounding shadows it. I see therapy as the opportunity to navigate through this terrain with the hope of reconnecting to Self and living authentically.
My work always starts with the individual or the couple. I do not have a one-size-fits-all approach. I move towards my clients with curiosity and compassion so that together we can unravel the ways in which healing is possible. I am interested in the ways in which my clients connect with their present experience and invite that knowledge to guide us toward the memories, beliefs and patterns that are no longer serving them so that they can learn new, healthier ways of being.
I approach therapy with an integrative, experiential framework. Depending on my client’s needs, I utilize various methodologies, including AEDP and the triangle of change, Hakomi and the principles of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment/SIMBS theory, Non-violent Communication, Psychodynamic theory, Relational Theory, Internal Family Systems principles, Trauma Informed practices, Transpersonal Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Gestalt.
I am currently a Level 1 AEDP therapist and actively working on attaining my complete AEDP certification. Additionally, I completed Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Module 1, META Primary Attachment Psychotherapy, and the first of a two-part EMDR training.
- To learn more about AEDP, please visit: https://aedpinstitute.org/about-aedp/
- To learn more about Hakomi psychotherapy, please visit: https://meta-trainings.com/the-meta-model/
- To learn more about EMDR, please visit: https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/
AREAS OF SUPPORT:
I work with clients in exploring a range of wounding, including, but not limited to, trauma, infertility, grief, substance use and addiction, attachment issues, childhood and developmental wounding, life transitions, family conflict, sexuality issues, gender issues, anxiety, and depression.
“People have a fundamental need for transformation. We are wired for growth and healing. And we are wired for self-righting, and resuming impeded growth.
We have a need for the expansion and liberation of the self, the letting down of defensive barriers, and the dismantling of the false self (Ghent, 1990). We are shaped by a deep desire to be known, seen, and recognized as we strive to come into contact with parts of ourselves that are frozen (Eigen, 1996)….” Diana Fosha, 2008 (founder of AEDP)