Healing, Coaching, & Support Sessions

Are you struggling with imposter syndrome, burnout, or an inability to embrace your unique leadership that the world needs? Do you swallow your voice or wonder if you’re being the biggest contribution you can be? 

Do you find it challenging to give yourself the same care and attention you give others? Find difficulties in embodying boundaries and moving towards a life that would offer greater safety, joy, intimacy, creativity, and connection? Need to release anger or support with grief?

Does fear and anxiety hold you back? Are you often sabotaging or dissatisfied with relationships or ignoring the life that is calling you? 

Do you wish you could more clearly communicate and find alignment with others? Are you ready to claim your most powerful, intuitive, and authentic self?

 

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I offer embodied healing, trauma-informed, harm-reductionist counseling not just for individuals but also relationships and groups (couples, roommates, co-directors, teammates, families, and small teams of up to 5 folks). Many of my clients are BIPOC organizers, creatives, healers, activists, and movement builders; LGBQ folks and TGNC femmes; disabled folks; survivors of (sexual) violence, and those struggling with depression or (C)PTSD.  Please note: I have a lot of experience in working with trauma in various communities, but I am NOT a licensed psychotherapist. Above all else, listen closely to the wisdom of your intuition and heart when exploring working with any healer, guide, coach, or therapist to sense if it’s the right fit.

Systemic and interpersonal oppression, violence, and the abuses of power cause trauma. I have seen too many times how trauma creates barriers to moving towards our deepest yearnings and visions for our lives, and the livelihood of our communities. I am grateful to share these healing, trauma release, and coaching modalities that have been transformative in my own healing, learned and deepened over the last twelve years with skilled teachers. I integrate these main healing modalities and approaches to hold you with tenderness, challenge you, help you expand and grow, and create a space where magic and ah-ha moments are found:

  • Processwork / Process-oriented psychology
    • dreamwork (life dreams, visioning, night dream meaning-making)
    • creative and body-based approaches to grow your highest purpose
    • inviting in the sub-conscious wisdom that is trying to speak with you – including amplifying body signals that are otherwise too subtle to notice.
    • supporting clearer communication, through conflict, in teams and relationships
    • chronic pain and body symptoms and how they may illuminate life patterns
  • generative Somatics (gS) & Somatic Experiencing (SE)
    • helping you feel sensations and feelings in a right-sized way that allow your body and system know it’s safe to do this work
    • accessing and creating more spaciousness for joy and love
    • shifting stuck patterns, creating healthier patterning
    • expanding capacity to feel more and be in intentional action
  • Differentiation and Attachment Theories
    • communicating in ways that are direct to the heart (and the heart of the matter)
    • how to support your relational ‘type’, and the types of those you care about
    • understanding miscommunications and misinterpretations
  • Grounding Practices
    • mindfulness and meditation, breathwork, body or environmental scans
    • spiritual, song, or art practices, or other rituals to support relief from trauma and stress
    • using the erotic as your guide

 

Contact me if you’d like to schedule a free 15-20 minute session to clarify if we’re a good fit for your healing journey.

 

“There is a distinction I am beginning to make in my living between pain and suffering. Pain is an event, an experience that must be recognized, named and then used in some way in order for the experience to change, to be transformed into something else, strength or knowledge or action.

Suffering, on the other hand, is the nightmare reliving of unscrutinized and unmetabolized pain. When I live through pain without recognizing it self-consciously, I rob myself of the power that can come from using that pain, the power to fuel some movement beyond it. I condemn myself to reliving that pain over and over and over whenever something close triggers it. And that is suffering, a seemingly inescapable cycle.” {Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems}

 

Conflict is the spirit of the relationship asking itself to deepen” Malidoma Patrice Somé

 

(page last updated 10/2021)