I specialize in working with military, law enforcement, first responders, emergency medicine, “frontline workers”, and the unique challenges you and your loved ones face. Prior to becoming a trauma therapist, I started asking myself “Who is watching out for those who help others”? This question led me to shift focus towards working with the people I used to work alongside.
My style is laid back, conversational, and educational (yes, you’ll get homework). I use trauma-informed, mindfulness-based, body-centered, and integrative approaches. I work from the foundation of neuroscience that painful thoughts, feelings, beliefs, behaviors, and physical sensations are not a sign of mental illness, weakness, being broken, or a failure. But are actually natural and normal human responses to life’s adversities, cumulative or traumatic stress, unresolved grief and loss, broken trust or betrayal, and from harmful interactions or damaging relationships.
What does this mean for you? We will create solutions necessary to manage the pain from these “injuries of experience”. While we also do the work necessary to heal from the inside out, to personally grow, and create lasting change. Similar to healing from complex physical trauma – It also takes time, patience, and hard work to heal and grow from the impacts of psychological injuries.