Find peace in your identity.
Feel more comfortable in your body.
Cultivate the friendships you've always dreamed of.
Somatic Therapy for
Mixed Race, Biracial
& Multiracial Adults
Do any of the following sound like you?
You don’t feel like you have a strong racial or cultural identity
Questions like 'who are you?' or 'what are you?' send you into a panic
You feel racial imposter syndrome big time
Social anxiety stops you from seeking out the kinds of friendships you're craving
You constantly have to defend yourself against family members who question your identity
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place. I support clients through racial identity issues like this every day. In a culture where people find belonging through identity we are often left to figure things out for ourselves. But I'm here to reassure you that you don't have to do it alone.
Together, we can get you to a place where you:
→ Feel better about yourself.
→ Feel confident about your identity.
→ Feel more emotionally grounded.
→ Are cultivating meaningful friendships.
→ Are at peace with your family.
In addition to the identity stuff, I help clients cope with the physical experience of emotions. As you probably know from your own experience, emotions can be accompanied by intense and uncomfortable sensations and urges.
If you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, numbed out, generally stuck in life, or imprisoned by your triggers, chances are your body is stuck in a state of self-defense. Though it might not always feel helpful, these defensive states are our bodies' way of looking out for us. And, it's often connected to our experience being mixed.
Just like your body looks out for you, I can help you look out for your body in return. My somatic approach helps you get more connected to yourself and feel better in your body so that you can more easily connect to others.
Benefits of Working Together
Befriend Your Body
You might be asking yourself, “why do I feel this way?” or “why do I always do this?”. Together, we’ll explore your patterns and where they come from. From there, You can make choices that are more in alignment with what feels good. Imagine being present in life and feeling capable of meeting your own needs instead of feeling completely overwhelmed or looking to others to fix you.
Speak Your Truth
You've rewritten your narrative a million times. So often as mixed people we fall into people pleasing and shape shifting. Imagine feeling more comfortable talking about your identity, and feeling capable of handling people who question it. Imagine embracing the ways your identity evolves over time.
Find peace with your family
Do you feel like you've had to push for your family to see you more fully? Do you have to defend yourself from unsolicited feedback about your identity? Imagine feeling more clear about what you want your relationship with your family to look like and confidently communicating your boundaries.
Cultivate the friendships you've always dreamed of
You want to feel a sense of community. I’ll help you get clear on what you value in friendship so you can suss out the right people, and take actions to make new friends and get closer to your existing friends. Imagine having relationships where you can just be yourself.
What are sessions like?
We'll begin each session with centering. This can time for you to settle in silently or I can facilitate a simple practice. The goal is for you to fully transition to our time together, and to notice what's coming up for you and how you want to spend our time.
Setting the Frame
It's important that we generally have one focus area each session. If there are multiple things pulling at you, we can start with one and see if we have time for more. It's also possible that we might be able to find a common theme amongst them.
This is the "meat" of our session. Depending on what's coming up for you we may do more talking or we may do more somatic stuff. This could include grounding practice, exploring sensation or experimenting with different postures, and more.
Connection to Goals
Toward the end of the session, let's check in on your overarching goals. We'll notice what you're taking with you from the session and what you'd like to explore more in future sessions.