I work with adults of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. Many of my clients have had early childhood trauma, which I would define as experiences that ruptured their sense of safety and security. Some examples of these experiences are:
• sexual abuse
• physical abuse
• significant illness/hospitalization
• parent/caregiver with mental or physical illness or addictions
• attachment rupture
• issues related to racial, ethnic, or national identity; sexual orientation; or gender identity
• specific overwhelming incidents (at any time of life) such as accidents, assaults, natural disasters, surgery, or medical trauma.
As a result of these adversities, clients may experience symptoms such as:
• dysregulation—quick to become anxious, fearful, angry, or shut down
• difficulty with relationships
• chronic or frequent health issues such as autoimmune conditions
My goal is to help clients build awareness of their inner selves and outer world, increase their capacity to stay grounded in the face of stress, and feel more in charge of their own lives.