I am an IAAP certified Jungian Analyst and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and my approach to psychotherapy is integrative, gentle and strength-affirming.
In our sessions together, I draw on Western psychology, modern neuroscience, somatic awareness, and interpersonal neurobiology. Where traditional psychology alone gives us access to the knowing of the mind, integrating Somatic Experiencing and Jungian Analysis invites the additional knowing of the body and of the soul.
People who are drawn toward the deep and transformative work of healing trauma often have few places in our culture to explore the symbolic nature of the psyche with grounded, stable support that includes the body and nervous system.
Our present emotional states are informed by our families of origin and earlier experiences what we consciously and unconsciously remember. But the psyche can also be shaped in even more powerful ways by ancestral inheritance, epigenetic influence, collective distress to current events, and stored trauma held deep within our bodies. This is information that the conscious ego mind cannot reveal on its own. If you are a deep feeling soul you know this, which can lead to unsettling dissonance and loneliness in culture that won’t slow down.