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My specialty is adults with overwhelmed nervous systems, which includes all of us facing climate catastrophe and rising fascism.

To get more specific, I work with:

·       activists and organizers

·       healers and therapists

·       people struggling with climate anxiety and grief

·       people with complex trauma

·       people with depression and/or anxiety

·       people who are grieving

·       people looking for a harm reduction approach to addiction, self-harm, and/or suicidal thoughts

·       lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or queer people

·       trans, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming people

·       intersex people

·       poly and/or non-monogamous people

·       sex workers

·       kinky people

·       people looking for a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach

·       people looking for post-cult recovery support

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I describe my approach as “somatic” which means acknowledging the body has needs and is not separate from the mind. Somatic therapy looks like talking about, connecting with, and listening to our body. The reason I use a somatic approach is because words are sometimes insufficient at identifying and releasing pain, trauma, stress, grief, sadness, anger, shame, and anxiety. In addition, the body can handle sensation in a way the mind cannot always handle content. Therapy is not simply about our “mental health,” but also our emotional, physical, social, and spiritual health.

Somatic modalities I use are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), parts work, and the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method (TCYM).

I also draw from training I've received in:

·       psychedelic integration

·       intergenerational trauma

·       the neurobiology of trauma and attachment

·       polyvagal theory

·       working with disassociation, abandonment, and shame

·       kink and healing

·       neurodivergence and disability

·       polyamory, non-monogamy, and attachment

·       trust and informed consent with transgender and gender non-conforming clients

·       somatic therapy for trans and queer clients

·       anti-racism and trauma-informed care

·       identifying and addressing racial trauma in therapy

I have practiced in many settings, including emergency rooms, schools, community mental health clinics, and substance use treatment centers.

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