My approach is rooted in the belief that how we relate to ourselves mirrors how we experience life and develop relationships. Self-compassion breeds emotional resilience, curiosity toward others, and nonviolent communication. Not many of us were taught how to compassionately attend to our painful feelings, critical thoughts, or impulsive behaviors. Instead, we may have been scolded, shamed, or sent away for showing big feelings such as anger or sadness, praised for being self-reliant, or withdrawn from by parents who did not have the capacity to be with our feelings. When we can begin to shift from judgment and avoidance of the parts of ourselves that we may not approve of to curiosity; healing can begin.
I work somatically, which means relating to the body. What this means is I guide clients to understand how their nervous system creates the foundation for how they consciously and subconsciously move through the world. I help my clients acknowledge how this foundation was formed, which provides insight, and teach them how to bring regulation and safety back to their body. I utilize Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, Sex Therapy, and mindfulness throughout my work. If you would like to know more about these modalities, I am happy to elaborate.
Who I work with
Often I hear from clients, who have been in therapy for many years, that although they cognitively understand their trauma and why symptoms such as anxiety and depression exist, are still struggling. Working with a somatic therapist allows clients to understand and appreciate when their body and nervous system feel threatened and attend to their needs rather than dismiss, shame, or deny their experience like most of us were modeled to do. I have experience working with adults who endure anxiety, depression, mood swings, dissociation, panic, chronic illness, ADHD, sexual abuse, abusive relationships, trauma, and complex trauma. I welcome all sexual, gender, and cultural identities into my practice.
Currently, my practice is telehealth (video) only. I offer individual therapy for adults (18+). I work from a trauma-informed, systemic, and client-centered lens. You can expect a combination of talk therapy, attunement, nervous system stabilization and resolution using somatic experiencing, establishing a new relationship to emotions and parts of yourself using internal family systems, psychoeducation about the nervous system and brain, breathing practices, humor, and a safe space to practice being grounded and vulnerable. Please reach out for a free 20-minute consultation to feel out if I would be a good fit for you and your growth.
$165 - Individual Session (50 min.)
$230 - Individual Session (80 min.)
I do not accept insurance at this time. However, I am an out-of-network provider and can provide superbills, for reimbursement from your insurance company, each month. I can not advise clients on their insurance reimbursement benefits, however, you can call your insurance company and ask what percentage of the billable rate they reimburse for out-of-network providers once the deductible has been met to get an estimate of your reimbursement amount .
I require a 48 hour notice if you will not be able to attend your appointment. If we can not reschedule within the week, you will be charged for the session. Please email me if you are running late. I will wait on the telehealth link for 15 minutes past the start of the session, if you have not joined or emailed at this time, I will end the session.
Please test your internet, telehealth link, camera, headphones, and microphone prior to your appointment to ensure technical issues will be resolved before the start of your session. To ensure confidentiality, establish a quiet and private space to have your session. If this is not possible, email me before your session and we can problem-solve together.
To access appointments, documents, invoices, and superbills visit the client portal.
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