I work with clients dealing with disordered eating, grief, stress, anxiety, body image struggles, life transitions, parenting support, parent-teen relationships, religious deconstruction, and feelings of chronic overwhelm. I am trauma-informed and client-directed, and together we tailor each time we meet to what you need. I work from a strengths-based, positive psychology paradigm - meaning I look for the beauty and strengths in who you are, and help you build on that foundation. I utilize interpersonal neurobiology, somatic integration, and polyvagal theory to help clients understand how our nervous systems influence our sense of safety and ability to form meaningful connections.
My training in wellness counseling is from Cornell University. As a wellness counselor, I adhere to the six dimensions of wellness for my scope of practice set forth by the National Wellness Institute. Although I address all six dimensions with clients, I work primarily in the emotional, physical, and social dimensions. More can be read about the dimensions of wellness and wellness counseling here via the National Library of Medicine and here via the National Wellness Institute.
I meet with most of my clients online, allowing them flexibility and convenience in scheduling appointments. In-person sessions can also be requested while honoring any required current covid protocols. For more information please go here or feel free to reach out below with any questions you have.
I offer complimentary 20-minute phone calls to explore if we are a good fit for working together and to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out.
“Experiencing safety is the treatment, creating safety is the work.”
- Dr. Stephen Porges, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, researcher of Polyvagal Theory