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Somatic Trauma Therapy

You make sense to me. 

So many people I’ve worked with in the past come to me with an immense amount of frustration, confusion, anxiety, sadness, shame, or even hopelessness about how they might be able to feel better. That makes sense - given that many mental health models operate from a perspective that view our challenges as problems to be fixed. But that’s not how I see it.

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 also deeply understand how we may still wish for different strategies or perspectives to cope.

While learning cognitive and behavioral skills for managing stress can be helpful, many of us can also benefit from addressing the ways we have come to embody our stress and trauma. Nothing works in a vacuum. Our mental / emotional experience is not separate, but rather works in tandem with our physical bodies, and is in constant subtle communication with the world around us. The pursuit? Keeping you safe. 

A tough job in our world, but our bodies are more than up for the job. 

I specialize in trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy. I utilize both somatic and cognitive interventions, and I also deeply believe in the power of addressing other influential realms of your life, including relationships and spirituality. My work is rooted in a feminist, anti-oppressive, liberation-focused perspective. I believe the traumatic impact of colonialism, white supremacy, and heteropatriarchy cannot be ignored in our work together.

Together we can uncover the wisdom percolating in your body, spirit, culture, and relationships that can help you feel more whole, more present, and more empowered.​

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Duration and Frequency

I work with people on a once-weekly or every-other-week basis.

While therapy helps us find closure on many things in our lives, it also tends to open things up. I view therapy as a layered and multi-functional process that we can choose to be engaged with at any point in our lives. Together, we can identify the theme and scope of your care.

Learn about your right to receive a Good Faith Estimate.

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Where do
we meet?

I provide both in-person and teletherapy to people living in Michigan. I'm based in Ypsilanti, MI, and if you are nearby you are more than welcome in my office.

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.

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