Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My approach is holistic/body-mind inclusive, client-centered, trauma-informed, and social justice-oriented.
3939 NE Hancock St.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2009
Languages: English, Español
Our bodies are involved in all of our thoughts & emotions. Sometimes words can't convey the depth of our experience, but mindful attention to physical experience can open up new awareness and self-compassion. I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and the Feldenkrais Method(R). I am also influenced by ideas from Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, and Authentic Movement.
Interpersonal Neurobiology looks at how our relationships with other people are vitally important in how we perceive and interact with ourselves. This has emphasized to me the importance of warmth, acceptance and connection in therapy.
Feminist theory offers a lens for understanding systemic oppression and its interaction with mental health. While the history of feminism is fraught with white privilege, there are anti-racist and intersectional perspectives in some angles of feminism that intend to correct these issues. This perspective also encourages therapists to share power with clients as much as possible. I try to be aware of the ways that my own privilege and cultural bias can influence my work with others.
I have specialized in working with chronic pain & illness since 2007. While you may think that you already have too much awareness of your body (it's so uncomfortable!), increasing a fine-tuned awareness is actually a valuable tool in finding relief from pain and discomfort and creating a safe space within your own body.
I am a lesbian and have provided social services to the broader LGBTQ+ community since the mid-1990s. I can help with questioning identity/ coming out, or offer a safe space to focus on other therapy goals where your identity is not an issue. I have training & experience supporting transgender/ non-binary/ genderqueer people since 2013, including assessments for gender-affirming procedures.
Most of my continuing education has focused on trauma treatment, including PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms. I have experience working with acute, complex/developmental, and historical trauma. I strive to promote safety and a slow pace in our sessions to prevent your system becoming overwhelmed by re-experiencing traumatic events, and developing your capacity and presence to move forward.
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