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Somatic-Based Support Remotely or In-Person
Are you ready to reconnect with your sense of purpose? Is it time to release the creative or personal blocks keeping you from realizing your goals? Are you looking for support that allows you to bring your whole & complete self with you? Get in touch and see what it might be like to walk this path together.
Areas of Interest / Specialty
- Somatic Experiencing®
- Musicians / Artists / Creatives
- Highly Sensitive People
- Gender Identity | 2SLGBTQIA+
- Teens 14+
- Guilt / Shame
- Ambiguous Grief
Somatic Experiencing® is a trauma-informed modality geared toward regulating the nervous system. Do you feel like you’re perpetually on high alert? Does the weight of life have you feeling immobilized? Somatic Experiencing® helps us shift out of these states where our nervous systems feel stuck in the “on” or “off” position. In our sessions, we’ll include the body and work through states that have you feeling frozen or over-activated. Regulation *is* possible.
Brainspotting therapy utilizes a client’s eye position to bypass the brain’s conscious thinking to access the deeper subcortical parts of the brain, where traumatic experiences are stored. Through this “deep brain” work, physical manifestations of psychological symptoms can be reprocessed, resulting in greater capacity to regulate.
Where I’m Training / What I’m Learning
Grad Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (NC State Counselor Education Program)
Counseling intern with Plenty & Grace Counseling Services
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner-In-Training (Advanced Level)
(Somatic Experiencing International)
Certified Brainspotting Practitioner
I recognize that many healing interventions are appropriated from other wisdom traditions and repackaged as “research-based” by historically oppressive systems. While research can have value, a practice does not need to be “research-based” to be valid or helpful. We can talk about what healing looks like to you and how to incorporate your own practices into our work.
This space is unequivocally queer-affirming and anti-racist. I am committed to continual interrogation, interruption and disruption of the systems that surround us. As a white person, my unlearning will never be complete. As a queer person, it’s my mandate to question everything I’ve been taught and everything I thought I knew.
My office and home occupy the ancestral lands of the Occaneechi, Eno, Tutelo, and Cheraw. I pay monthly rent to the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation.
A Bit About Me
For the past 20 years, I have been in and around the incredible creative community of the Triangle. I believe in the power of our unique forms of self-expression and that creativity takes many shapes. Drawing from my experience as a musician, theater-maker, and writer I have lead groups focused on overcoming creative blocks. As a helping professional, I am committed to training in and offering healing modalities that honor the inherent divinity of all bodies. Together we can find an approach that affirms your experience and helps you connect with your inner wisdom.
I identify as queer, nonbinary, and white. My pronouns are they/them. Other words I might use to describe myself are gender expansive, genderfluid, androgynous, Midwestern, Gen X, creative, curious, and compassionate. In my free time I love to swim, cook, read, work on DIY projects, and spend time with all my animals (3 dogs, a cat, and 9 chickens!).
Services & Cost
Somatic-Based Mental Health Support
$50 per session (approx one hour)
Services offered virtually or in-person in my therapy space in Durham (see pictures below). I am fully vaxxed + boosted. I accept Venmo, Paypal, credit/debit/HSA/FSA cards or cash.
Please note: This is not diagnostic therapy. As a student, I cannot accept insurance nor provide reimbursement paperwork. Though I am currently receiving instruction, supervision and consultation from experienced professionals, I do not yet hold a professional license. The internship experience is a mandatory component of my professional training. I understand this won’t be for everyone, but if you’ve read this far it might be for you.