In therapy, I work to provide a non-judgmental, and supportive space for you to achieve your goals for growth. I believe that creativity and humor are major tools that can help us navigate past traumatic experiences or current life challenges.
My approach is direct, warm, and flexible. At your intake session, we will work together to explore your needs and develop a individualized treatment approach based on your goals. As a creative arts and somatic trauma therapist, I believe in a holistic approach to health that addresses mind, body, and imagination.
I have extensive experience working with trauma survivors, especially survivors of childhood sexual abuse; queer and trans folks; young adults; people with neurodiversity; and people navigating pregnancy and parenting.
My areas of focus include:
depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse,
relationship issues, life transitions,
grief and loss, identity issues,
pregnancy/postpartum, and parenting
Creative Arts Therapy
Creative Arts Therapy is an active approach to therapy that uses creativity as part of the therapy process. This can include movement, improvisation, storytelling, metaphor, art-making, and writing. This approach can help you get out of your head and into action, allow you to express emotions and experiences that are hard to put words to, and practice new ways of being in life and relationships. Creative Arts Therapy is a holistic approach that involves your mind, body and imagination in your treatment process. It can be helpful for those who feel they are not progressing in talk therapy, or would like to try a more active form of treatment.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
When emotionally disturbing events have occurred in one's life, the brain is often unable to process the experience as it normally would. Instead, the negative thoughts and feelings of the traumatic event can get "trapped" in the nervous system, with all of the accompanying sights, sounds, thoughts, and feelings. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation - either through eye movements or other forms of gentle, rhythmic bilateral stimulation - which activates both sides of the brain, allowing for a release of painful emotional experiences from your nervous system.