I believe that there is a deep wisdom in the body which most of us in the current Western culture have been cut off from. In essence, the mind and body have been split so that current methods for healing psychological, emotional, or physical illness have us focusing on a wide-range of symptoms each requiring a different pill, diet, or intervention to elicit change. As a result, we may find ourselves feeling fragmented and unsure about where to put our focus when it comes to our overall health goals. An integrative approach to healing addresses the complex interplay between the biological, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, relational, and environmental factors that contribute to internal and external disharmony. Integrative healing honors the internal wisdom of all living systems and trusts that healing power and intelligence is within us all.
My approach will not address symptoms through a quick fix modality. Rather, I will work with you to heal what is at the core of your struggle. My work is informed by somatic-based (body-based) approaches to healing that address the intersection of energy, early reflexes, early developmental movement patterns, attachment, and trauma. I integrate models such as Somatic Experiencing, Relational Bodywork and Somatic Education, Body Mind Centering, and Safe Sound Protocol. I engage in practices such as Qi Gong, Body Mind Centering, and music so I am informed by these approaches as well. I am particularly interested in the way chronic stress and adverse emotional and physical experiences are held in the body and influence our physical health, our beliefs about ourselves and the world, and our capacity for connection. Many of my clients have been in traditional models of treatment for years without change and are seeking relief from difficulties such as anxiety, depression, IBS, migraines, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, gastroenteritis, ADHD, or insomnia.
I work in conjunction with primary psychotherapists. My approach is compassionate, affirming, and straight-forward. My goal is to support you in reconnecting your body, mind, and soul as well as your innate capacity to heal.