In today's world we can hear messages that discount our feelings and thoughts, such as “At least it’s not…” -or- “It could be worse.” People come to therapy for many reasons; perhaps they are feeling distress within a relationship, life circumstances have changed or maybe something life altering has happened. I believe all suffering is sacred and is worthy of respect, validation and curiosity. I work to support people in exploring personal needs, memories, phobias, wants and desires. Along the way, identifying barriers of the past and present that might be keeping them from the life they desire. I operate from the belief that our life experiences imprint on us in both psychological and somatic ways. I offer therapy that utilizes both talk therapy and perceived body sensations. I enjoy offering; supportive humanistic therapy, psychoeducation, trauma sensitive yoga, biofeedback, interpersonal, spiritual and mindfulness approaches. Trauma sensitive yoga creates an opportunity to relate to the body as a reasonably predictable and safe place so we can participate in healthy relationships with self and others. Biofeedback is a technique of measuring the body’s physiological responses to stress and provides information that helps learn how to access the relaxation response.