As a Body Psychotherapist, I approach my work with the Eastern-based philosophy that sees every human as inherently whole and brilliantly sane. Body psychotherapy (BP) seeks to support individuals in connecting more directly to their experience and their relationship to the needs and emotions that lie beneath. Learning how to focus and compassionately navigate one’s internal and external experiences can allow for movement toward reintegration of parts of one’s whole experience–there is often a naming and reclaiming of our experiences that needs to happen for greater alignment within ourselves.

I have worked with teens, adults, and families for 13 years in wilderness and adventure-based programs. As a BP and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) I use wilderness and body-based approaches with other expressive therapies. I specialize in working with people challenged by trauma symptoms and those who are ready and open to listen to their body.

SE is a trauma-specific approach that utilizes the same primary orientation as BP and is often adopted by counselors who see the benefit of a body-oriented approach. Additionally, I have five years of experience in applied mediation and Non-violent Communication with families. I work as a compassionate guide, not an authority, of my client’s experience.