Licensed Professional Counselor
MA, LPC, CMA
You were made for times like these. Now is the time to face the beliefs that hold you back, and step into the person you want to be.
MLK & Alberta
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2013
Attachment theory is also a modality. Not just a theory. I use a relational approach. To me, that's applied psychology. It's about heart. Everything is in motion. We will explore it in a safe, stable, conversational way.
My ability to explore the body-mind interface is supported by years studying dance movement therapies, a degree in movement analysis from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York City, training in Hakomi and other modalities. I am also a self-proclaimed interpersonal neurobiology geek and love bringing this psychoeducation into my work :)
I have studied mindfulness-based meditative traditions with various cultures experientially all over the world. I draw from these experiences, as well as the CV above. I know how to create a state of mind that allows us to explore your selfhood without judgment and with greater curiosity.
Psychological theories and practices have historically perpetuated the cultural and systemic oppression of marginalized identities. I offer a safe space to challenge these inherited stories to support your being as your are an identity that is truly authentic to who you are.
In alignment with my cultural studies, I see gender issues as an intimate piece of our identity, often without conscious choice or recognition. Sometimes, therapists spend your time trying to solve society's problems by making them your problems. There is a difference. I want to facilitate your empowerment, however that looks for you.
Relationships are the foundation of life. Quite literally. They are also where our greatest struggles arise, even in chosen relationships. This complexity can sometimes overwhelm and confuse us, while enticing us to lean into old patterns. You have stories. And they are welcome here... without taking over. Through an exploration of present and past experiences, I make use of experiential modalities to create new experiences that allow for an expanded sense of what is possible in relationship.
Who doesn't have some anxiety these days? I have extensive experience helping people with these feelings, and helping them to the other side. We're all dealing with these wild times, as they impact us as individuals, in our own unique ways. No pathologizing here.
Life is complex. Studies show that those who have "depression" are those who see things as they are. However... there are many perspectives, which may come without complicity or blame (it's your fault). Sometimes what's happening is a disconnection from Self because Life can be demanding. I want to hold space for you to grieve what needs grieving, to find humor in what may be dark to others, and to find your sweet Truth.
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