APPROACHES TO PSYCHOTHERAPY
I offer a rich somatic psychotherapy training background, with the following influences
Includes mind and body, supporting wholeness and integration
Culturally sensitive and social justice perspective that honors your voice
SOMATIC - prioritizing body, movement, gesture and tracking mind/body awareness including eye contact, expressions, nonverbal communication
RELATIONAL - sees healing emerging in a safe relationship, and also learning in the relationship
ATTACHMENT FOCUSED - recognizes the role of early relationships in life effecting the style of adult relationships, and also the processes needed to build secure relationships
EXISTENTIAL and CULTURALLY SENSITIVE - respects your voice, perspective, and unique way of being in the world, as well as your unique way of finding a meaningful path
RELATIONAL ANALYTICALLY INFLUENCED - recognizes conscious and unconscious influences, and how are uniquely shaped through your history, personal destiny and your relationships, including the therapy relationship.
INTERSUBJECTIVE - a non-authoritarian collaborative perspective on change in which there is recognition that it “takes two”
TOUCH FOR TRAUMA HEALING - when appropriate, drawing from extensive training in the use of touch in therapy for restoring safety, accessing deeper emotional states, and developing resiliency
I support you to find potential and find deeper fulfillment, find your voice, heal from embodied oppression and social, cultural and familial wounds. My clients are from diverse racial/ethnic, gender identity, and sexual orientation backgrounds.
Somatic Relational Psychotherapy
18 years background as a Feldenkrais Practitioner