"Much of my confusion and sadness came from being disconnected from myself. The greatest journey I have taken so far is the one where I ended the alienation between me and all that I am, the one where I connected my light and my darkness, where I united what I wanted to know with what I did not want to face. Only through this union and truthfulness did I begin to feel at home within my own being."
When we meet together for the first time and for a handful of times after that, we will need to take some time to simply get to know each other. Relationship building is an imperative step in working closely in a therapeutic relationship. Building trust and understanding is our first goal. Once we have a good sense of our working relationship, we will want to develop some deeper goals and take a closer look at what it is you would like to focus on in our time together.
At the heart of living a full life is accepting change; perhaps it's expressing grief over these changes, learning how to cope and care for ourselves best in the midst. For others, it might be parenting, working and trying to find balance in the day-to-day hustle. Learning how to be in relationship with others takes deep commitment and work and often we need support to manage all that this encompasses. Those needing support to explore their gender and sexuality in a safe space are always welcome. As the daughter of a Veteran and a person whose family story includes adoption, I have a special interest in exploring and unburdening from family legacies. This often means exploring attachment and trauma within our lives and families.
All of your parts are welcome to our sessions and our work together.
As a Level One trained therapist in Internal Family Systems, I'm eager to get to know your parts and offer my skills and support as we explore your system together. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) regularly and find it a transformative complement to traditional talk therapy. You can find more information about EMDR at emdr.com. Over the past few years, I have incorporated somatic and mindfulness practices professionally and personally and have found that adding in these practices is a natural step towards healing our hearts, minds and bodies.
In the spring of 2019, I became certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through OK Corral. Following on the heels (or hooves!) of this certification, I became certified in Equine Assisted EMDR. I trained under Sarah Jenkins, and have partnered with both Rhythm Hollow Stables in North Bennington, VT, as well as Higher Ground Farm in nearby Hoosick, NY. Equine sessions are profound on so many levels and are not just for those who are "horse people." There is an additional fee for these sessions as they require partnership with an Equine Specialist.