I believe that we are all our own best healers, and that if we learn to get quiet and listen–to our bodies, to our hearts–we will find everything we’ve been seeking. I see my role as helping you tune in to your own direct experience and to become more fluent in the messages and communications emerging within.
My training includes an advanced fellowship in Clinical Social Work at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, and a fellowship with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. I practice from a mindfulness-based frame, incorporating elements of Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I use an adapted form of Sue Johnson’s Emotion Focused Therapy with couples. I tend to work in an experiential, embodied way and find that helping you befriend your nervous system and bring compassionate presence to neglected parts can be truly transformative.