What doesn’t kill us leaves us with a sense of being stuck.
If you’ve experienced interpersonaltrauma or attachment trauma like chronic emotional abuse from a caregiver in childhood, sexual abuse/violence/neglect, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or bullying, chances are you’re struggling with symptoms of self-alienation. Your framework for relating to yourself and others is likely limiting your capacity to experience joy, consistent healthy connection, and fulfillment.
You work, partner, parent, perceive, and make decisions through the lens of this trauma.
“Trauma compromises our ability to engage with others by replacing patterns of connection with patterns of protection.” – Stephen Porges (author of The Polyvagal Theory)
You might struggle with symptoms like Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, SleepDisturbances, Dissociation, Eating Disorder, PTSD or CPTSD (Complex PTSD), difficulty participating in relationships the way you’d like, communicating the way you’d like, and feeling underresourced. You probably experience difficulty setting boundaries and engage in destructive patterns that inhibit your ability to connect in a deeply fulfilling way with the world around you.
I am privileged to practice Polyvagal-informed, attachment-based psychotherapy in San Francisco with people like you who demonstrate resilience, courage, and hope by seeking help for the trauma you’ve experienced.
By recognizing that if you want your life and relationships to be different, you’re going to have to address and work with your trauma, you’ve already cleared major hurdles. Together, we will face your current challenges, address your past, and create resolution so that you can find healing, integration, purpose, joy, and healthy, fulfilling relationships.
In addition to my therapeutic work, I am an activist for intersectional feminism and consent culture.
When I’m not providing therapy or pitching in to cultivate antiracism and intersectional feminism in my community, you can find me attending conferences, workshops, and trainings, practicing meditation, running, and hanging out with my dog, Dieter.
I am a licensed mental health professional and End-of-Life Doula located at 870 Market St., Ste. 1055 San Francisco, CA 94102, and virtually in Portland, OR. Email: email@example.com