Hi, I'm Raina.
I’m a somatic therapist, coach, and educator who specializes in identity, trauma, and belonging.
Trauma is, by nature, fragmenting. It can cause us to forget who we are, be ashamed about who we are, and feel that we have to hide parts of who we are in order to belong and be loved. In a trauma-filled world, we are often expected to choose certain aspects of ourselves over others.
But none of us can be reduced to just one thing. We are complex beings with multiple identities and different parts of our personalities that deserve to be seen, heard, and celebrated.
When we feel rooted in who we are, our innate capacity for connection can flourish. I work with individuals, couples, and therapists who are ready to deepen their Self-awareness, embody authenticity, and co-create relationships that feel grounding and liberating.
I'm based in Ypsilanti, MI and provide therapy to Michigan residents, but I also provide coaching to clients worldwide when my schedule allows.
I can help you get rooted while you rise.
I respectfully acknowledge that the land I live and work on is the unceded ancestral, traditional, and contempary Lands of the Anishinaabeg - Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potowatomi peoples. I am indebted to the lineages of many healing modalities I have learned from, which are largely rooted in indigenous practices in India, Southern Africa, and what is now called the United States. I am constantly decolonizing, unlearning, and reprogramming as I become more human.