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. You might be wondering if you're cut out for relationships, or if you'll ever get it right. When you feel misunderstood, rejected, or lonely it's easy to feel like there's something wrong with you. But I know there is so much more to the story.
I've never met a client who didn't "make sense" to me. I deeply believe that therapy is not so much about what needs to be fixed, but rather uncovering what wisdom already lies within and practicing how to harness it. I would be honored to be with you on this journey.
I specialize in somatic psychotherapy for trauma. In particular, I help clients work through relationship concerns ranging from isolation and social anxiety to anxious attachment and codependency. Our natural inclination for connection also means relationships bring out the whole range of our emotions, behaviors, beliefs, hopes, and insecurities. Relationships, when healthy and reciprocal, offer containment and support that is crucial to our wellbeing and simply impossible in isolation.
In addition to somatic practices and mindfulness, I also integrate attachment theory, parts work/Internal Family Systems 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.
$175 (50-minute sessions)
I offer sliding scale sessions for Black folks with support from the Michigan Black Therapy Fund, however all sliding scale spots are full right now.
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?
I provide both in-person and teletherapy to people living in Michigan. I'm based in Ypsilanti, MI.
If you are interested in working with me but live out of state, I do provide virtual somatic coaching. During a consultation, we can explore if the scope and fit of coaching works for you.
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.