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My Approach

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My work is:

  • Relational:

I am not a robot! Our time together will be centered in human connection, curiosity and compassion.

  • Somatic:

I help people access embodied experiences of safety, ground and wholeness as platforms for daily life and self-exploration.

  • Systems-oriented:

The way I see it, the familial and social systems you navigate influence your experience - and that matters.

My clients

My clients' common thread is that they are looking to deepen their connection with themselves and experience life in a new way. Folks come to heal from all kinds of trauma, are navigating life transitions, or are just seeking general support. Others are grappling with anxietydepression, attachment issues, negative experiences of systemic issues, as well as other struggles. Some come simply with the sense that something just isn’t right, either when they are alone or with others.

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So what is 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 helping folks experience life in new ways by supporting different physiological responses to stress. In short, when we create more capacity in our nervous systems, we also grow our ability to discover our deepest selves, to choose how we act and relate, and to feel the full breadth and depth of life.

But wait - therapy sounds scary...

It really does, right?!

It may help to know that you can never "do therapy wrong" and there is no "right way to be" in therapy. I know that your body's innate wisdom will take you everywhere you need to go on your healing journey, and I will be there to guide, support and hold your experience with you.

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Acknowledgements

        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.

        Somatics as a contemporary "field" is comprised of many practices that indigenous peoples the world over have always practiced, which have been used and profited on (in this field and others) without consent. I am on a personal journey learning how to address this in my work and life.

        I live and work on territory traditionally stewarded by Duwamish, sdukʷalbixʷ (Snoqualmie), Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla nations. To learn more about Native land and find out whose you're on, click here.

        For more information on the work of those quoted on this site, please click on their names, which are hyperlinks.

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