I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, board-certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing with a specialty in psychotherapy. I have over 38 years of experience in health and wellness and 24 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I work from a holistic approach. Rather than trying to “fix” something that is “wrong” with you, I trust in your inherent wholeness and your capacity to work through what is between you and living from your wholeness. In my private practice, people come for help with a variety of concerns, often including a wide range of trauma, depression, anxiety, physical/medical issues accompanied by emotional/mental health concerns, functional and/or quality of life issues, relationship and/or family struggles, work/career and/or work-life balance issues, stress, spiritual dissatisfaction, low self-worth etc. I meet people where they are, attune to and align with their body-mind-heart-spirit’s natural rhythms, flow, and capacity for healing. Primary methods that I work with in this process, depending on the client’s needs and wishes, include Somatic Experiencing (SE), Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness, meditation, neuroscience, the Enneagram, attachment theory, and more (see my website for more extensive information).
Some additional SE-related trainings and experiences that have further enhanced my expertise as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) include but are not limited to: Eye of the Needle (SE for near death experiences and altered states of consciousness, with Peter Levine and Joshua Sylvae); Chronic Pain and Syndromes (with Peter Levine, Abi Blakeslee and Dave Berger); Transgenerational Trauma (with Peter Levine and Efu Nyaki); Somatic Strategies To Address The Interplay Between Shock and Developmental Trauma (with Peter Levine and Diane Poole Heller), Kathy Kain trainings in Touch Skills, Somatic Skills Online, Somatic Narrative, and Somatics of Common Complex Emotions; Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe)(w/ Diane Poole Heller); and extensive learning, consultation, and assisting experiences with SE Faculty member, Abi Blakeslee.
I am approved to assist in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced SE Trainings and to provide personal sessions for Beginner SE students. CURRENTLY OFFERING SE STUDENTS PERSONAL SESSIONS AT A LOW FEE.
I eagerly invite and welcome people of all cultures, races, genders and sexual identification.