As a Tennessee Licensed Clinical Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, I specialize in trauma, and have worked extensively with survivors of sexual assault as well as folks struggling with depression and anxiety. I am passionate about helping teens and adults reclaim their hearts, minds, and bodies. I practice from an attachment and holistic perspective, honoring your thoughts, feelings, and visceral responses to trauma, while acknowledging an individual’s environment and context.
A native of Miami, Florida, I moved to Nashville close to 10 years ago with my family. Prior to moving, I earned a Doctorate in Child and Youth Services, with an emphasis in voice and self-authorization in young women. I worked in education and development coaching, along with professional training. Through this work, I honed my passion for working one-on-one with adults and teens. Once in Nashville, I earned an MSSW from the University of Tennessee with a focus on trauma treatment and have dedicated myself to working with trauma survivors and their loved ones. I have advanced training and certifications in Somatic Experiencing® and Sandplay Therapy. I also have extensive training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including EMDR (Level II), Therapeutic Yoga, Mindfulness Practice, CRM, SomEx, TF-CBT, and ACT. I find that with varied experience and training, I am better able to develop personalized therapeutic plans to meet your needs.
Although I am equipped to work with any number of emotional and psychological issues, my specialty areas include:
- Trauma / PTSD
- Sexual Assault / Abuse
- Attachment Wounds
- Family / Relationship Issues
- Women’s Issues
- Gender Issues and LGBTQ+
- Toxic Stress
- Chronic Pain
- Work or School-Related Issues
- Group Therapy
The foundation of my practice is layered. In order to effectively work together, I believe that it is important to understand your past, as it informs your present. I believe that much of our resilience stems from our interactions with attachment figures—It is necessary to consider the context of your life in order to guide you toward finding peace and ease in the moment. Basically, your past matters, but it does not have to define you.
Our attachment to others goes hand-in-hand with how we view and interact with the whole of ourselves. I can help you to recognize and accept your psychological and neurophysiological responses to disappointments and all forms of trauma. All of this will allow you to build capacity to hold and resolve your pain. I incorporate knowledge of the brain and body in my practice, using both “talk” therapy and somatic approaches.
“Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes.” C. Jung
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