You don't have to continue to suffer. There can be a different way of living. You can have healthy, loving relationships with other people and also with your Self.
values & guiding beliefs
Every living being is, by its birthright, subject to respect, honor, love, & connection.
Spirit is in everyone & Spirit guides all healing. Spirit is in us, outside of us, and naturally in both at the same time.
Every living being is doing the best they know how. At the same time, there’s still work to be done.
The more we allow ourselves to fully experience who we are, the greater the possibility of change.
Somatic: The word somatic is derived from the Greek word “soma” which means living body. Somatic therapy is a holistic therapy that studies the relationship between the mind and body in regard to psychological past.
First things first
What I Do
I am trained to provide SE®; S.A.F.E. (Attachment) EMDR; Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT); and NARM® Complex Trauma Modalities. I hold a dual Masters in Social Work from UNC-CH and Divinity from Duke.
How I do it
I use a client-centered, relational, collaborative, and somatic approach. I also employ a trauma-informed, culturally competent, and anti-racist approach with all my clients.
without a doubt
I am committed to social justice and equality, and specialize in working closely with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community, as well as survivors of emotional, psychological, sexual, religious, spiritual, and physical trauma.
"The greatest need of a child is to obtain conclusive assurance (a) that he is genuinely loved as a person by his parents, and (b) that his parents genuinely accept his love.... Frustration of his desire to be loved as a person and to have his love accepted is the greatest trauma that a child can experience." --W.R.D. Fairbairn, Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality