I want to help you find peace in your body and joy in your life.
A childhood of running wild in the woods instilled in me a reverence for nature from an early age. Sadly, my capacity to feel connection and support in nature was challenged after a 2015 wildfire took my family home and ravaged the land I grew up with. In the aftermath of this life-altering trauma, doing somatic work in nature helped me regain my connection to the earth and to myself. I went on to become a trauma-informed yoga teacher, work with young adults in residential treatment, and continue my somatic training.
I have always been interested in healing work and earned a Psychology degree with the hope of helping others. However, it was my own healing journey after the fire that led me to become a trauma healing practitioner. As is possible for all of us, my trauma became my gift.
I offer stress management and trauma healing through Somatic Experiencing, a body-focused practice that gently unwinds that which is “stuck” within us. This practice offers our nervous systems the chance to regulate, leading to a reduction of stress and trauma-related symptoms.
Within a session, we will create a container together with practices like orientation and grounding. As a practitioner I will hold the container as we together follow the clues offered by your nervous system. Our bodies already contain all they need to heal, and together we can find a path to peace.
I believe that embodied, empowered, and healed people can change the course of the future.
Let’s go there together.
Nervous System + Trauma / PTSD Treatment
Teens + Young Adults
Queer + Gender Identity
Body Image + Relationship to Food
LEAD MENTOR, Dragonfly Transitions
DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDER, Ashland Supportive Housing
INTERN, Healthy Eating and Living, UC Santa Barbara
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Psychology and Environmental Studies
TRAUMA INFORMED CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER, Awakened Heart Embodied Mind with Hala Khouri
SOMATIC EXPERIENCING INTERNATIONAL
3-Year Trauma Treatment Certification
SOMATIC ABOLITIONISM (ONGOING) with Resmaa Menakem