About Me and My Approach
I adopt a holistic philosophy to the therapeutic process. This includes discussing things like nutrition, exercise, and sleep in order to obtain a well-rounded understanding of your health. Addressing your diet as part of therapy might sound strange, but research shows that 90% of serotonin- one of the main chemicals associated with happiness and contentment- is produced in our gut! Because I believe so strongly in the brain-body connection, I incorporate elements of therapeutic modalities that focus on helping my clients identify and strengthen that relationship. My style is integrated, and I will tailor the approach I use based on your individual needs.
I believe that all of us have endured some form of hardship, from small wounds to bigger traumas. Sometimes, after painful experiences, we build walls to keep ourselves safe; a buffer against another possible injury. This usually works for a period of time, but eventually stops being as effective, or causes other problems in our lives. By using techniques grounded in evidence based practices, I will support you in identifying and managing triggers that make up the foundation of those walls- fear, anxiety, and negative beliefs about who we are and what we deserve.
My job is not to provide you with something you are lacking, but rather to work with you to gain better access to the strength and inner resources you already possess. As conflicts arise, we will work together to explore and address them.
I received my undergraduate degree from Emory University and my masters degree in social work from New York University. Prior to opening my private practice, I spent six years working in outpatient addiction and mental health clinics.
Advanced Training and Additional Certifications
Internal Family Systems Therapy, Level 1; Center for Self-Leadership
Somatic Intervention, Part 1
Advanced Trauma Studies Certificate, two year post-graduate program in trauma theory and treatment from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
EMDR Levels 1-2 (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) EMDRIA-Approved
Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition