Grounded. Present. Open. These are the three words used most often to describe me.
I have found therapy to be a supportive space to help me navigate personal struggles throughout my life.
For years, I struggled with physical ailments and injury, which deepened my journey into my body. In my search for healing, I worked with countless practitioners that taught me how to listen to and notice my body in more subtle ways. I learned how the emotions and stress that I was holding and burying deep down were actually burying themselves into my body. It manifested as chronic tension and physical imbalances.
One thing that I wished for was in integration between my experience with talk therapy and physical therapy. That is how I found myself pursuing somatic psychology.
Philosophy and approach
One of the hard learned lessons from my journey has been that no matter how many healers I sought out, healing was not something that could be handed to me. I didn’t have to have all the answers, and I didn’t have to do it alone, but ultimately it was up to me to heal myself. I had to be ready to do the hard work, to do the inner work, and make lifestyle changes that supported a healthier body and life.
As your therapist, I will help make a safe space for any material to be processed, whether it is present life stressors or a past history of trauma. I will also work collaboratively with you to come up with the changes that you can make that will best support you reaching your goals.