I find great fulfillment in working with individuals with complex medical and mental health needs. I have extensive experience helping individuals work through complex trauma, as well as individuals who have experienced any range of adverse experiences in their lives. I love supporting individuals who are looking to process the stressors in their lives, past present and future, who might also be willing to learn emotion regulation and distress tolerance strategies.
As a practitioner who has also suffered with chronic physical illnesses since age 11, I have a unique perspective and approach to psychotherapy. Interweaving personal and professional experiences, I seek to provide compassionate care to every client, staying humble and open to your needs and values. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental space to process and explore relevant facets of a person’s health and wellness. I want to respect your life, your experiences, and your pain, and am grateful for the opportunity to witness vulnerability and growth. I utilize evidence-based practices and current research to inform my practice of using an integrated/eclectic orientation that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I emphasize the mind-body connection in addressing negative thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical sensations/reactivity.
People will learn how to reset and regulate their central and autonomic nervous systems in working with me. Our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can drive biological, psychological, social, and spiritual changes/issues in our lives that can lead to disease or impairment. We will address the intersection of your biological health, psychological health, social support/network, and potential spiritual connections, as these are vital to your overall health. I will teach you techniques to help manage acute stress responses, as well as how to reprocess maladaptive thought processes formed over time that have contributed to negative coping strategies.