Are you struggling with something that seems to go beyond words? It may be hard to describe– something you’ve talked about over and over with friends, a partner, or a therapist, but that you still can’t get to the bottom of. It could be something you’ve never shared with anyone. It may be a sensation in your body, emotions that come in a flood or set up camp in your system. It might be a way that you have trouble in your relationships with yourself and others that continues to elude you.
Our bodies and minds are not separate. The body remembers all of our experiences and acts as a storehouse for the unconscious and for unresolved trauma. Every sticky place in your psyche has a story to tell and had an important purpose when it began, but its old protective function may no longer be helpful. Much of our inner turmoil is connected to outdated beliefs about ourselves and the world and the lingering impact that trauma has on our nervous system.
I use mindfulness-centered, somatic methods of therapy to access the wisdom of the body as an innate guide for healing and increasing resilience. Together, we will work at the intersection of body, mind, spirit, and emotions to help you discover the way to a more satisfying life and to compassionately attend to whatever stands in the way. I don’t give advice or ask a thousand questions. Instead, I help you discover the answers that are lying-in-wait inside the embodied wisdom that is your birthright.
I am a somatic psychotherapist (LCMHC-A, NCC), a Certified Therapist and Trainer for Hakomi Institute, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I have done healing work for over 20 years, first as a massage therapist (NC LMBT #2123) with a passion for the mind-body connection and now as a somatic psychotherapist. My work is guided by mindful awareness, loving presence, nurturing touch, simple listening, and genuine curiosity.
It would be an honor to help you meet yourself in a new way. Self-exploration requires courage. You must commit to taking time to focus on yourself, on who and how you are, and on what’s needed for you to thrive, to know what nourishes you and what it’s time to let go of. The potential benefits of this kind of inquiry are profound.
When I have space in my practice for new clients I offer a free, 30-minute phone call to see if I am a good fit to help you connect with your authentic, embodied self and step deeper into the life you are longing for.