What is getting in the way of your healing? What are your obstacles to gaining insight, or connecting to the part of you that knows what's best for you in any given moment?
Whether you are in the midst of crisis, or are hoping to rediscover your more energized self, our work together will intend to connect you to your idiosyncratic strengths and resourcefulness. From here I have come to trust that growth happens quite organically.
I believe you will find my approach to be interactive, exploratory, experiential, and playful. In addition to listening to you deeply, without judgement, I will share tools and insights, such as mindfulness skills, basic neuroscience, and somatic practices that will help you learn to identify, express, and regulate your thoughts and feelings, and ultimately learn to trust yourself and the world.
Therapy is also about relationships - past and present - especially our relationship to our own interior. I believe we are social creatures who heal once we have been seen, heard, and known. My intention as a therapist is to create a calm, safe, and consistent place for you to bring your suffering, and where you will feel that ALL of you is welcome- even the parts of you (should you have them) that you have so long tried to manage and hide.
I look forward to meeting you to see if we're a good fit to work together, and to collaborating with you in the discovery, growth and healing process.
Areas of Experience
Grief and Loss
Somatic Experiencing, Advanced, 2020
Radical Acceptance Mindfulness Training with Tara Brach, 2019
Body Psychotherapy, November 2017
Polyvagal Theory Rhythm of Regulation, December 2016
Internal Family Systems, Level 1 Certification, 2016
Clinical Use of Tapas Acupressure Technique, 2016
Introduction to Polyvagal Theory, 2014
Trauma, Body & the Brain w/ Dr. van der Kolk, 2014
Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative Workshop, 2014
Experiential Neuroscience, 2014
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing, 2014
"The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union."
"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness,
the Astonishing Light of your own Being!”