My training, professional experience, and general experience as a human being have taught me that the way we experience the world and move through it is responsive to our experiences; remarkably adaptive and understandingly protective.
I often meet people when they are most convinced that something is wrong with them. When we struggle to cope and function the world can make us feel as though the problem is us. But you and I know there is so much more to the story. You make perfect sense to me.
Therapy is not so much about what needs to be fixed, but rather uncovering what wisdom already lies within. I would be honored to be with you on this journey.
I enjoy working with many kinds of clients. I specialize in somatic psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma, and my expertise also lends itself to working with individuals with health concerns, chronic illness and chronic pain, anxiety and panic, relationships and codependency, and career and educational concerns.
In addition to somatic practices and mindfulness, I also integrate attachment theory, parts work and critical philosophies such as body liberation and anti-capitalism in order to address your concerns in a holistic and sustainable way. Learn more about me here.
Who I work with:
I've worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and identities. I welcome everyone 17 years old and up. Please feel free to ask me any questions about my work with various groups or concerns. If I think you could be better served elsewhere I will be happy to provide a referral.
Use this link to book your first appointment or a free 15-minute consultation. I'll email you to confirm our method of communication (phone or video) and answer any preliminary questions.
If you prefer, you can email or call me before scheduling.
Duration and Frequency
Together we'll decide on a plan that's right for you. I primarily work with people on a once-weekly or every-other-week basis, but I am open to other possibilities such as once-monthly.
Where do we meet?
During the pandemic, I provide telehealth services to Michigan residents only.
If you are interested in working with me but live out of state, I do provide somatic coaching nationwide (or globally!).
When it's safe I will be happy to offer in-person services based in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Note: My practice can not meet the high acuity needs of those who are actively suicidal, homicidal, have untreated substance addiction, active anorexia, are living in a domestic violence situation, have needed psychiatric hospitalization in the past year or who need a legal evaluation for disability, custody, or court-ordered treatment.