Certified Integrative Body Psychotherapist
Certified EMDR Therapist
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with adults who are committed cycle breakers - they aim to manifest goals by not allowing their past to define them. My clients want to learn more about the mind-body connection and may already have explored practices like meditation, mindfulness and yoga. Despite having tried many approaches, such as medication and other therapeutic modalities, my clients often express a sense of not having experienced the deep, profound change they are seeking.
My clients often grapple with a heavy burden of emotions, experiencing intense feelings of grief, anxiety, overwhelm, conflict, and confusion. Many describe a sense of dullness, numbness, and disconnection, leaving them feeling exhausted and stuck. Professionally, they feel stagnant in their growth, and personally, they struggle to establish and maintain healthy friendships or romantic relationships.
In both professional and personal spheres, they find themselves trapped in relationships where they feel unable to express their truths and have their needs met. A pervasive lack of confidence prevents them from setting boundaries and being assertive, leading to feelings of guilt and fear. They often find themselves overextending, only to later experience resentment and anger when their efforts go unappreciated or unreciprocated, feeling taken advantage of in the process.
Navigating relationships with difficult individuals is a source of confusion and anxiety. They may find themselves in inner conflicts, judging themselves harshly for having negative thoughts and feelings. The recurring theme of being the perpetual giver, always striving to be the 'better person,' leaves them feeling unfulfilled and like a failure.
They may experience persistent flashbacks from the past that prove challenging to shake. These memories evoke a range of intense emotions, leaving them feeling disgusted, angry, or deeply saddened by what transpired. The struggle is compounded by a sense of confusion regarding blame—whether directed towards themselves, their caregivers, or their abusers.
HOW I CAN HELP
I help identify pain's root cause and reprocess the past reducing present triggers. Developing mind-body awareness, I teach techniques to soothe body level distress. Together, we will access and heal emotional wounds, balancing that with present focused changes needed to embody your ideal self.
I can help you achieve internal peace, have relationships that feel equal and have clarity about how to navigate difficult people or situations you'e in. You'll notice a reduction in feelings like guilt and/or fear and not be as intensely triggered by others’ emotions or rejections. You will begin to feel worthy and deserving enough to manifest your dream life.
I specialize in trauma-focused attachment-based therapies, employing modalities such as Eye Movement and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Somatic Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Gestalt Therapy. These interventions are designed to identify the root causes of your pain and current challenges.
EMDR, an evidenced-based practice, facilitates profound healing by stimulating bilateral brain activity. Grounded in the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, EMDR helps process and resolve inadequately digested memories, leading to natural restoration and decreased emotional charge associated with particular memories or experiences.
Somatic therapy, a body-centered approach, explores the mind-body connection for holistic healing. Through mind-body exercises and physical techniques, we release body distress, addressing muscular holding patterns and emotional pain. Techniques may include breath work, relaxation exercises, meditation, dance, exercise, yoga, vocal work, and massage.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) involves working with your internal system of protective and wounded inner parts. By accessing and healing these inner parts, our goal is to foster interconnectedness and
Gestalt Therapy focuses on the present moment, encouraging you to experience feelings rather than just talk about them. Techniques may include re-enacting past moments, dream work, guided fantasy, role-playing, and artistic exercises like art to increase self-awareness and facilitate change.
Additionally, I integrate evidence-based practices like mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution-focused coaching to maximize therapeutic potential. Additionally, I incorporate transpersonal therapy to honor and integrate your personal spiritual and/or religious practices and beliefs into our collaborative work.
Grief & Loss
Trauma & PTSD
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Alcoholics & Narcissists
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)