Licensed Professional Counselor
Connecting is one of our deepest needs, it's written into our very neurobiology. Come find a therapy that is attachment and somatic centered
5514 SE Foster Rd
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2016
Faith: Buddhism, Multifaith
Connecting is something that we are built to want, but either past experiences or current relationships don't seem to measure up. I specialize in working with clients who are seeking a space to understand themselves and their connections in a deeper way. I also work with clients who are struggling with trauma, specially trauma that has come from their time within religion.
I specialize in attachment theory, which looks at how our early childhood experiences have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our close relationships.
I have been trained in and certified in levels one and two of EMDR. EMDR is a blended therapy approach that seeks to treat trauma, depression and anxiety through the reorganization of memory via eye movements.
I practice and have been trained in Somatic Experiencing. This approach views treatment, via working with the nervous system and I have personalized this orientation to also prioritize an individual's attachment style.
Getting what we want from relationships is not always an easy task. When we are coming from a place of codependency, we may be engaging in a pattern that doesn't allow us to address, or even feel the boundaries we may desire in a relationship. Or we may be in a pattern where we do know what we want, but we feel unable to express it. By working directly with your central nervous system, while offering a safe and compassionate space, we will work together to identify what your needs are.
Whether coming from difficult family background to having events that simply felt "too much, too fast" for our bodies trauma can play a profound role in our mental health, as well as our interpersonal relationships. I work with clients to process, grow and build a more integrated understanding of themselves and their past.
Men encounter a host of issues within our current culture, from intense depression to complex relational struggles. I work with men to begin to build a more integrated understanding of themselves, outside of the "traditional" cognitive framework so many men have been indoctrinated into.
Cultural and Systemic Oppression, Historical Trauma, Spirituality
Come find an ongoing, community that meets weekly to unpack our trauma and how it continues to influence our lives. This group provides readings, resources, meditations, and discussions to cultivate a space that can foster connection and safety. To that aim, this group requires a four-month commitment, in order to provide enough time for our nervous systems to settle with each other.
Group Meets: Tuesdays
Start Time: 5:30PM
Group Size: 6
Session Length: 90Join The Group
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