HOW I WORK
I am not a robot! Our time together will be centered in real human interaction.
I provide tools to help my clients increase their experiences of well-being.
I help people access emobodied experiences of safety, ground and wholeness as platforms for daily life and self-exploration.
I work with the knowledge that the familial and social systems you navigate influence your experience.
I strive to collaborate with you to ensure the work we do feels safe and right and is rooted in consent.
So what's somatics, anyway?
Somatics is a broad field that recognizes the inseparable connection between our bodies, minds and emotions.
The somatic work I do focuses on the body and nervous system as the mediators of our experiences of our selves and the outside world. Based on what might be needed, in any moment we may be moving toward facilitating a sense of safety in your body or exploring and discovering what lies in its depths.
Through illuminating the shadows that quietly run our thoughts, feelings and actions and overlaying new experiences of them, we uncover greater ability to be connected to ourselves as we navigate life's jaw-dropping beauty, gut-wrenching pain, and the infinite complexity of everything in between. This deeper connection provides us opportunities for a wider range of emotions and thoughts as well as more choices in how we act -- offering the possibility for a different experience of life.
Who's it for?
My clients' common thread is that they are looking to deepen their connection with themselves and experience life in a new way. Many have the sense that something just isn’t right. Others come to me to heal from all kinds of trauma and/or are navigating anxiety, depression, panic, LGBTQ+ issues, racism and other systemic issues, as well as low self-esteem, attachment issues and other struggles.
Therapy sounds scary...
It may help to know that you don't have to "know" anything, and you can never "do therapy wrong." Your body's innate wisdom will take you everywhere you need to go, and I will be there to guide, support and hold your experience with you.
All of life is always moving toward healing. The cut on your hand magically scabs and turns back into skin. The tree cut off at its base sprouts new shoots. The bird with the broken wing. And, you!
I honor the tremendous pains and traumas -- both physical and invisible, both present and past -- that are a result of systems that do not center the health, happiness and sovereignty of all the beings of this Earth.
I live and work on Coast Salish, Duamish, Stillaguamish, Nisqually and Cowlitz territories.