About Me

Grounded. Present. Open. These are the three words used most often to describe me.

I am a trauma-informed somatic psychotherapist.

My personal journey started with dance and unfolded through art. Both, in my view, are excellent ways to express that which cannot be easily verbalized.

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.

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, 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. This is an embodied practice, and your body tells the story of its experiences. I’m here to help us listen deeper to its story.

I do not have a singular approach to therapy. Instead, I remain flexible, adapting to the what arises between us and in our session. Modalities that I am drawn to include traditional talk therapy, mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, breathwork and gesture, and art therapy. I maintain a gentle but unwavering presence.