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.
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 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 over the age of 17. 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.
Accepting new clients December 2020.
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 am only offering teletherapy. I prefer video, but phone calls can be arranged on an as-needed basis.
When it's safe, I will be happy to meet people virtually or in-person. I currently work in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area, and I provide telehealth services to people living elsewhere in the State of 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.