What I provide…
- I provide somatic mental health therapy and holistic health coaching to increase nervous system health.
- Why nervous system health? Our nervous system is the foundation of our mind and body connected. When our nervous system is disregulated, it can manifest in trauma symptoms/PTSD, chronic fatigue, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, brain fog, and a host of other nagging health issues. In our work I can help you re-connect to your body and re-gain a sense of peace and calm.
- I consider the WHOLE BODY in our work. I am informed by Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, polyvagal theory, mindfulness and visualization, and nutrition and lifestyle practices which together can give you the building blocks to help your body process overwhelming experiences and let go of stress, anxiety and shame that is trapped in your nervous system
- Is your relationship suffering? I provide emotion and attachment focused intimate relationship therapy to help increase passion, sensuality and feelings of mutual compassion and support. I am aware of and friendly to queer, kinky, non monogamous and otherwise non traditional relationships.
- I believe deeply in bio-individuality. That is, no two people are exactly alike and the same tools will not work for everyone. I take the time to get to know each client as a complex person with unique needs
- An anti-oppressive and social justice framework. I work to be inclusive to a diverse range of marginalized identities who may be reluctant to participate in therapy or health coaching due to past negative experiences
More About My Practice and Philosophy…
Would you like to feel at home in your body? Better navigate the stresses and traumas of life? Feel wholly and authentically YOU?
I believe the root cause of many mental health problems relate to chronic disregulation of the nervous system. I can help you re-regulate through stress and trauma release, lifestyle practices, and nutrition. The solutions already live inside us, they just need the right support to be accessed! I provide somatic mental health therapy and holistic health coaching to heal the nervous system and promote mind and body well being. I am also a certified TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) provider.
A well regulated nervous system allows us to interact in the world in a grounded and authentic manner. We can experience stressful emotions without being overwhelmed. We can maintain healthy boundaries and positive relationships. Our bodies already contain this knowledge- we can establish sustainable lifestyle practices that help us learn to listen!
Healing is possible. In fact, our bodies often demand we heal by producing frustrating and seemingly inexplicable symptoms. We can find ways to work with the body’s natural healing capacities. Our work together is fully defined by you; I am simply a guide to keep you on a helpful path. We can progress slow or fast. We can verbally process your problems or find non-verbal ways to express them.
There are no hard rules to your healing: my only goal is to help you find the path that will fit best for you and your life.