I use a client-centered, body-informed, mindfulness-based approach to help clients work through trauma and other issues. My first goal upon meeting a client is to help them define meaningful treatment goals that take into consideration the reality of their lives and the changes they would like to make.
I have experience working with individuals impacted by complex and developmental trauma, shock trauma, anxiety, and grief, as well as the feelings of confusion, inferiority, and frustration that often arise when one is beset by these issues.
The focus in therapy is on trauma healing and to that end, I bring my professional training in Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness Meditation. These modalities help to find and release the stories and events that inhabit our body’s nervous system (Somatic Experiencing), uncover the layers of our coping mechanisms to release the energy of our true self (Internal Family Systems), and develop an awareness of experience and thoughts (Mindfulness Meditation). All of these are used as needed to help clients work through areas of stubborn pain, misunderstanding and dysfunction that can keep them from experiencing a full and satisfying life.
Master of Social Work - Westfield State University
Somatic Experiencing International - 2nd year completed
Internal Family Systems Institute - 1st year completed