I encourage my clients to listen to and trust themselves. I use a combination of body-based trauma resolution and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. After emotional and physiological overwhelm, the body requires as much as seven times the space to process trauma, so ample session time is given to somatic experiencing. The body gives guidance for healing, wholeness and resilience. By marrying a top-down approach (mindfulness based cognitive therapy) with a bottom-up approach (somatic experiencing & Rolf movement), we can be released from the belief systems that occurred as a result of trauma, and from the trauma physiology itself.
I incorporate touch & movement therapies (within the somatic experiencing framework) into my psychotherapy practice. My office space includes seating, a massage table, smovey rings (for physiological and energetic balancing) and space for postural and movement exploration and integration. Balanced standing & fluid walking undergird psychological well-being.
Background: MS in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (MSU-B, 2018); Rolfing certification (DIRI, 2004); BA in Philosophy (Smith College, 2000). I am currently in the advanced year of the Somatic Experiencing training. I’m also trained in neurofeedback (ie, technologies that optimize brainwave functioning, specifically the LENS, Neurofield and qEEG).