I specialize in working with adolescents and women in areas of self-compassion and gentleness with their bodies.
I work with clients needing support with body image struggles, grief, prolonged stress, parent-teen relationships, feelings of chronic overwhelm, relational disconnect, and other major life transitions. I am trauma-informed and client-directed. 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 the research of interoception, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, somatic integration, and polyvagal theory to help clients understand how our embodiment and nervous systems influence our sense of safety and ability to form meaningful connections.
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, social, and spiritual 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. The modality I work with for embodied eating disorder recovery can be read about here. I meet with most of my clients online, allowing them flexibility and convenience in scheduling appointments. Additionally, I offer consulting and mentoring for those in established practices. I also work in consult with GingerLeighConsulting.
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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.