As a counselor, I believe my role is to help others tap into their own innate and powerful ability to heal. I support my clients in cultivating awareness around the connection between their bodies and minds, in order to deepen their understanding of how they relate to themselves and others. Counseling provides a unique opportunity for self-reflection and learning how to cope with the many stresses of living in order to lead fuller and more meaningful life. Modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and Brainspotting help to heal from trauma, anxiety and stress.
I have specialized training in working with trauma including sexual abuse and assault, obtained through professional training and many years experience working at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center as an Advocate, Trauma Therapist and Manager of Clinical Services. I am passionate about supporting survivors of sexual trauma and believe healing is possible.
Other reasons one may seek out counseling is to address feelings of depression or anxiety, to seek support for life transitions and adjustments, address alcohol or drug related difficulties, improve self esteem and self worth or address grief or loss. I am LGBTQIA+ and gender identity affirming. I can offer support in establishing meaningful relationships of all kinds in family, interpersonal, monogamous and polyamorous relationships.
I am a EMDR Consultant In Training and can provide consultation to practitioners that are working towards EMDR certification. EMDRIA requires a minimum 20 hours of consultation for certification. At least 10 of these hours must be in the individual format and 15 of these hours may come from a Consultant in Training (CIT). I can help support EMDR therapists in strengthening their somatic skills during all 8 phases of EMDR therapy.
2016-2018 Somatic Experiencing Training
2019 - EMDR
2020 - Brainspotting Phase 1 and Phase 2
2021 - Brainspotting Phase 3
2021 - Richard Schwarz - Embodying the Healing Wisdom
2022 - Relationship Development, Rupture and Repair: A Somatic Developmental Perspective