Fun fact: I can’t remember any lyrics for songs that I love. But I will make up my own, convince myself they are right, and I mean truly believe in my version, and belt that song out at the top of my lungs.
More About Me...
As the middle child, I always felt like I was starting too late, never catching up with my peers, my timing just off. I am also bi-racial, bi-cultural, and queer. I reside in this in-between space, travelling from light to shadow, neither fully belonging to one or the other. While I still struggle with this eerie feeling that I am showing up to the party 10 minutes after it has ended, just in time to lend a hand in sweeping up the glitter dust, I also feel like I have made a sort of home in this in-between place.
The word liminal comes to mind, from the Latin root limen, which means threshold. This fuzzy space where one foot is reaching forward to what is next and the other has not quite released its gravitational hold from what is left behind. Occupying this space has its challenges. It can feel overwhelming and disorienting, but I think this is where change can happen.
Many of us are residing in this liminal space. During the pandemic, some of us experienced, and continue to experience the loss of connection to community and belonging; the loss of purpose and motivation to engage; the loss of knowing and trust of self. As we enter this period of emergence, we may be asking ourselves, now what? What am I doing and how did I get here? Where am I going? When will I know I have arrived?
I wonder if you have noticed your ability to endure, to seek equilibrium, and to allow for new patterns to emerge. You have been residing in this space for some time now, and it’s been hard, and you are doing great! Is it time to gather all that you have learned and start making your way towards the exit, fully into what is next?
My practice blends traditional talk therapy with a body-focused, somatic approach. We live in and through our bodies, and fostering awareness of what the body holds for us yields great opportunities for healing. While therapy can be hard work, it can also be fun and creative. My style is to infuse this process with a deep respect for how you best learn. I trust that you know your own limits and how best to challenge yourself to move beyond those limits. I will do my best to create a warm and inviting space where you can be real.
When I am not in the office, you will probably find me at home, puttering. In my world, puttering around, clearing, cleaning and organizing = self-care. I share my home with my amazing partner of 20 years (high-five, buddy!), our smart, funny, curious, rad 8-year old, and our cat, who will quietly outlive us all.
Education & Trainings
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License #C013437
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate, License #LCAS-26327
Level I: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma (completed December 2021)
Masters in Social Work, University of Washington Seattle
BA in Literature, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Rates & Insurance
– 60 minute session – $125
Insurance – currently in network with BCBS, Medcost, and United.
Sliding scale available upon request.
All that you touch
All that you Change
The only lasting truth
EARTHSEED: THE BOOKS OF THE LIVING
From Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler.
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