"I no longer want my past to weight me down."
Two Thirds of children report at least 1 traumatic event by age 16.
1 in 7 children have experienced abuse or neglect.
83% of LGBTQ+ members have had at least 1 adverse childhood experience.
Trauma takes shape in many forms. It's effects are stored not only in the mind through memories, but within the body. The interconnected insidiousness of trauma has a lasting impact on how we take in sensory information, cope with a spectrum of emotions, experience relationships, and engage sexually with ourselves and others. Ultimately, it influences our sense of safety and security in the world.
I primarily work with individuals who have experienced trauma related to:
Childhood Abuse or Neglect
Emotionally Immature or Narcissistic Parents or Partners
LGBTQ+ Specific Trauma
Parentification or Spousification in Childhood
Integrating relational neuroscience and somatic understanding of the mind-body connection, we will work together to understand how past experiences have influenced how you view your self and others, as well as the ways in which you navigate the world around you. We will identify the coping strategies that you have used to maintain some sense of safety and control, and expand upon those initial strategies, that may no longer be as helpful in present day.
Tools fostered throughout our sessions include: emotional and body-based regulation skills, self-compassion, effective communication, embracing resiliency, and somatic affective awareness.