I work at the intersection of mind and body. My work is neither that of a mental health professional nor a body worker, but bridges the really rich space between the two. Much of my work is informed by current neuroscience’s wisdom on how to restore the nervous system to a resilient state. Here is a bit about some of the modalities I utilize.
Somatic Experiencing is a therapeutic approach designed to address and heal the effects of trauma by focusing on the body's physical sensations and responses. By helping individuals reconnect with their bodily experiences, it aims to release pent-up stress and tension, leading to increased resilience and emotional well-being.
The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is a therapeutic approach that integrates neuroscience, psychology, and somatic practices to address trauma and attachment-related issues. NARM focuses on regulating the nervous system and exploring how early life experiences impact present-day relational patterns and emotional well-being.
More info on NARM.
Relational Bodywork and Somatic Education™ (BASE™) is body-oriented approach that can be used by psychotherapists to help clients overcome the effects of trauma using relational touch, movement and somatically-oriented interventions.
More info on BASE.
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a unique and effective approach to personal development, utilizing the intriguing connections between our thoughts, language, and behaviors. NLP provides valuable tools for individuals to unlock new paths towards healing, growth, and improved communication.
Family Constellations is a therapeutic approach that explores and resolves the hidden dynamics within family systems, liberating individuals from generational entanglements to foster healing and harmony. By shedding light on unresolved issues from the past, it empowers individuals to create a more balanced and fulfilling present and future.
I am a licensed massage and bodywork therapist NC #17761.
Massage therapy is a valuable tool for trauma resolution, as it reduces stress hormones, provides comfort, boosts mood, increases circulation, and relieves pain by releasing tense muscles. Moreover, it allows trauma survivors to regain emotional control, experience human touch, and feel safe and respected, fostering healing and empowerment.
I will be training in Brainspotting in fall of 2023.
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms.
More info on Brainspotting.
I will be training in EMDR in late fall of 2023.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a technique that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
More info on EMDR.
I am starting my training journey in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy with Polaris Insight Center September 2023, who focus on ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. I plan to study with Psychedelic Somatic Institute as soon as I can.
I am more excited than I can convey about the therapeutic potentials of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Read all about it, if you have not already. The results in the ongoing studies are amazing.
Inherited, generational trauma
Sensitive and intuitive folks
Those who don't feel safe
Uncomfortable attachment patterns
Want ease around belonging
Shame, fear, anger
Enhance self-regulation and resilience
Just want life to feel a bit easier again