I am a relational therapist and EMDR practitioner who supports folx with a lived experience of oppression to move through pain and trauma, to heal brilliantly and unapologetically and to feel at home in their bodies.
I believe and practice that healing happens at the pace of the body, in relationship. I also believe, as adrienne maree brown says, that our pleasure is a measure of our liberation.
My healing style is somatic (meaning ‘in the body’) and some of my work looks like helping folx to breathe, to listen deeply to their whole selves and to develop more fluency with their hearts and bodies. I believe the best therapy will always invite your fullness into the room and that by working in the body and attuning toward our full selves we step into our healing.
My healing framework is explicitly trauma-informed, anti-racist, queer/trans-affirming, fat/body positive and anti-oppressive. I recognize the continuous harm caused by structural racism and settler colonialism and support relational, reparative justice movements, the movement for black lives and white folks leveraging their unearned/unjust privileges to dismantle white supremacy and structural racism. I orient my healing work with the awareness that I practice social work on colonized land, belonging to Indigenous communities and First Nations peoples.
Healing and Liberation are your birthright. In our work together, I hold a generative container that welcomes and invites your healing, growth, liberation and transformation while supporting you in becoming your freest, brightest self. If in reading this you feel a curiosity, a hunger, a resonance, a “hell yes” or a “that can’t possibly be me,” send me an email.
Healing is our Birthright (a reading list)
“When we commit to love in our daily life, habits are shattered. We are necessarily working to end domination.” -bell hooks