It is no accident you are here
Everyone is "normal." Given the conditions of the home environment we grew up in and the culture we are immersed in, problems always make sense with the appropriate lens. Anger, Anxiety, Depression and ADHD are all completely understandable reactions when you understand the full context of your environment and how the brain responds. I can help you put the pieces of your life experience together to understand what is happening in the present moment. With the full picture in view, we can then work towards an ideal version of yourself. My presence will accompany you along the journey, and it will be truly amazing to look back and see how far you've come.
I practice neurobiologically-informed Attachment therapy - meaning I assess for attachment injuries that wired the brain in a particular way for you growing up, and assist you in the re-wiring process to create a healthier, better functioning brain today. The space I hold for you in the room is in itself healing and allows for the re-wiring process to begin in the very first session. Each week as our counselor-client relationship deepens, your brain health improves as you experience total safety and comfort in a non-judgmental environment. This teaches your brain that the world can potentially be a safe place, and builds a safe place within you that you can re-visit in times of stress.
Throughout our sessions bring in integrative techniques including mindfulness, guided meditations, and breath awareness to enhance the mind-body connection and gain access to your own intuitive wisdom. When the heartbeat and brainwaves are coherent and flowing together, one's energy and emotions are able to move freely. The result is feeling more gratitude, appreciation, joy, love and contentment. Sadness, anger and fear are more free to move through the body without getting stuck in those negative feeling states and you can return to a feeling of ease.
As an Army Veteran I have an understanding of military culture and specialize in working with both active duty service members and Veteran survivors of sexual assault in the military. I am also a passionate student of diversity and culture; I speak Spanish and possess a deep understanding of the intersections of race, class, power and privilege.
Working with my clients is an honor and each experience is unique. I invite you to fill out the contact form at the link below and tell me a little bit about your story. I'll reply within 24 hours, and in the meantime you can read my blog posts and watch some of the YouTube content I've created on the Resources page. I appreciate your time and I truly look forward to meeting with you.