My approach is one of collaboration, curiosity, humor and warmth, using an anti-oppression framework. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I bring empathy, skill and understanding with how to carefully engage and shift the effects of stress, grief, anxiety, depression and past traumas. Exploring identity questions and adjusting to life transitions is a significant part of my work. I welcome working with clients from all cultural, class, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds; abilities; gender identities; and sexual orientations.
Resilience and belonging is at the heart of how I understand, practice and care. Playfulness and joy often show up. I have nearly 20 years’ experience in public health, supporting newly resettled refugees and first-time parents, facilitating nonviolence programs and community decision-making, and implementing and evaluating global programs.
I trust and respect the unique and difficult experiences that bring you to therapy. My intent is to meet you where you are and, together, identify goals and strategies that build on your strengths and interests. With the right support, we all have the capacity to heal and change, to live with more creativity and capacity, and to be more fully who we want to be.