For many of us, living fully in the present moment is hard to do when pain from the past forces itself into our daily lives. That pain can come from past abuse or neglect, rejection, disappointment, grief, a serious medical condition, feeling different or never fitting in, losses that may accompany aging or other life transitions, or the accumulated assaults of racism, sexism, homophobia or any other “ism”. My goal as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Becoming Safely Embodied Practitioner, and trained in EMDR is to work together with you to help you learn to live more fully in the present moment, free from the pain of the past.
I believe that our bodies/minds/spirits naturally draw us toward healing. But sometimes the things we learned to do to cope with our pain no longer work for us, and we may feel stuck, not knowing how to help ourselves change things. In a non-judgmental, shame-free environment of acceptance, respect, honesty, curiosity, and caring, healing is possible.
My goal is to make sure that each of my clients feels seen, heard, respected, and trusted. We begin by addressing what you feel is most important; we pace therapy according to what feels right to you. And since healing is more than the absence of pain, we strive also for contentment, renewal, and joy, all within a framework of self-compassion.