What doesn’t kill us leaves us with a sense of being stuck.
If you’ve experienced interpersonaltrauma or attachment trauma like chronic emotional misattunement from a caregiver in childhood, 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 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.
I am privileged to practice Polyvagal-informed, attachment-based psychotherapy in Portland with people like you who demonstrate resilience and courage by seeking help for the trauma you’ve experienced.
Together, we will face your challenges 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 help dismantle the patriarchy, 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 serving San Francisco, CA, and Portland, OR.