"I value and incorporate all aspects of my clients lives, compassionately and without judgement."
I provide a holistic approach to therapy and I value and incorporate all aspects of my clients' lives, compassionately and without judgement. I am here to support you in challenging old, distorted beliefs that you may have internalized about yourself or the world, and help guide you towards strengthening those parts of ourselves whose voices may have been devalued or pushed aside over the years.
I utilize a trauma informed lens and in our work together, we may incorporate a variety of different approaches that cater to your specific needs. There is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy. We may use a combination of EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Parts work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to guide your treatment and achieve your goals. I practice from a Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective, meaning that health exists on a continuum, and I will always respect and celebrate the inherent diversity of every body, shape and size.
I provide one-on-one therapy for individuals in the state of California. Some people arrive wanting relief from unsettling memories or distressing symptoms. Others may feel "stuck" in a cycle of thinking or behaviors that have been preventing them from moving forward. Sometimes it's wanting a safe place to be able to reflect and gain a better understanding of oneself during a transitional period of life. Regardless of your reasons, I support my clients in exploring the source of their symptoms in order to foster long term, true healing.
My Specialities Include:
+ Trauma and PTSD + Eating Disorders
+ Depression + Self-Esteem
+ Anxiety + Life Transitions
Looking to heal your relationship with food and your body?
What would it be like to have a H E A L T H Y relationship with your body?
To celebrate it, rather than to criticize it?
To love the imperfections rather than work to change them?
You may have tried one diet, maybe ten, maybe hundreds throughout your life, each asserting that THIS diet is not like the others, yet unified in the message that if you take up less space, you'll finally find happiness. Maybe you feel like the only way to cope with life is to try to assert control over your food and body, only to end up cycling through the same behaviors of binging, purging, restricting, leaving you feeling more and more out of control. Society tells us to continuously chase the unrealistic dream that if you can fix how you look, then you'll fix how you feel.
What if you put in as much effort into caring for your body as you did trying to change it?
Whether you struggle with an eating disorder, body image issues, over-exercise, or you feel like your life is just inundated by food "rules", I can assure you there's another way. As someone who is recovered from my own eating disorder, I promise to hold space for you as we gently explore how your relationship with food impacts your perception of yourself and the world around you.
If you're curious about continuing or starting your journey towards a healthier more balanced self, let's figure it out. Together.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment that has been extensively researched and scientifically proven to help heal trauma. Maybe it was from one specific moment, or a more complex lifetime of exposure to trauma. Regardless of the nature or frequency of the incident(s), our mind and body can often feel stuck, resulting in re-experiencing these moments through our daily thoughts, emotions and body sensations. EMDR allows you to gain access to these frozen memories, help you overcome that "fight or flight" response and create a safe space for you to challenge negative core beliefs that you have learned to believe about yourself.
EMDR helps reduce the emotional charge out of traumatic memories and reduces trauma-related symptoms. For more information check out EMDRIA.
Common types of trauma that I work with:
+ Sexual Abuse
+ Physical Abuse
+ Emotional, Psychological or Verbal Abuse
+ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
+ Complex PTSD