Movement is therapy.
Moving the body moves thoughts, feelings, and energy.
Informed by the belief that you possess the knowledge and ability to heal, I work to facilitate and support you as you move through experiences and sensations in the body and mind. Utilizing the body as an entry point allows us to access certain material that may not otherwise be available solely through talk-therapy. We will address the whole-ness of your experience: your body is a democracy, so we will explore the loudest and most explicit messages it sends, as well as the more subtle ones.
I utilize a strengths-based, client-centered approach that draws upon experiential learning, body awareness, and mindfulness. This means you're in the driver's seat: you know yourself and your body better than anyone else. You know where you need to go to grow and heal. I am here to support, empower, and guide you along the way. You can expect an eclectic, unique approach utilizing dance/movement therapy, yoga, Ayurveda, neuroscience, somatic experiencing (SE), mindfulness, self-inquiry, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
I have extensive training in DBT and trauma-informed modalities and have cultivated a refined and embodied approach towards resourcing, resiliency, and growth. In particular, I am interested in reuniting you with body: introducing the body as an ally, rather than a separate entity.
My approach is informed by 10 years of experience working within mental health clinics and social service agencies at various levels of care. Throughout that time, my clinical approach has focused on trauma; anxiety/depression; eating disorders, and body dysmorphia. In Lokahmotion was created after I felt disempowered as a clinician to address the totality of my clients’ experiences: mind, body, heart, and spirit.