My passion and specialty lie in helping those who may have past trauma that impacts their ability to live the full and meaningful lives they’d like. Specifically, I work with traumas that have happened early in one's life (developmental trauma) and trauma within significant relationships (attachment trauma.) Through creating a safe and genuine connection with my clients, we are able to work collaboratively to set goals, reduce the distress of daily life that often accompanies trauma, and rapidly improve overall functioning. When approaching trauma therapy, EMDR therapy or any other healing process, I view it as a whole and encompassing work - integrating both mind and body in how my clients respond and adapt to life events.
I am trauma-informed and work through three specific lenses: toxic stress (the effect stress has on our bodies,) neurobiology (how our brain and body respond to stress/trauma,) and attachment (how we learn as little people to be safe in the world.) Working through these lenses allows me to consider what has happened to my clients to impact their functioning, not “what’s wrong with them.” My clinical experience has taught me that when we actively seek to address these areas of life, clients feel empowered and equipped to move through trauma and engage in their life with purpose, meaning, and fulfillment.