Finding the right therapist for you is an important foundation of success in your healing journey.

So how do you know if we’ll be a good fit in our work together? 

You wish you could turn your brain off and not think. You wish you could rest and actually feel rejuvenated. You want to engage in your hobbies or fun activities you either haven’t had time for or have lost interest in.

Are you ready to make that change? 

  • Can’t seem to find a way out of cycles of burnout, balancing work, life, relationships, fun, sleep, and self-care
  • Have a difficult time feeling present and feeling enjoyment in something
  • Find yourself in overfunctioning and avoidance patterns
  • Feel a sense of urgency and difficulty sitting still
  • Don’t know what your needs are
  • Fight your body’s cues to rest
  • Feel restless, and find you have challenges with sleep and satisfaction
  • Are questioning your career choices
  • Often find yourself feeling irritable, anxious, depressed, and on edge

You’ve worked hard and figured out a lot of parts of your life, but maybe you’ve had some hard shit happen and past ways of coping have stopped working. You’re beginning to recognize how tired your are of getting in the way of relationships, feeling fulfilled, and connecting to yourself and what’s important to you. Now, you:

Therapy for Burnout Recovery and Therapy for Professionals and Healthcare Workers

Specialties and Areas of Focus

You wish you could have a better relationship with your body and learn to accept some of the pain or health conditions without becoming activated and anxious when symptoms come up. You want to have more balance in your life — to put less energy, focus, and thought into what your body is and is not able to do.

Are you ready to make that change? 

  • Making attempts to control and avoid triggers but find inconsistencies in reactions to them. At times you find themselves becoming more sensitive, emotionally and physically.
  • Forgetting what it is like to feel normal or healthy. And you have a difficult time recalling positive memories of pre-illness without falling into grief or negative thoughts.
  • Feeling lonely and disconnected and generally not considered to be moving through the world with an “invisible” illness.
  • Feeling disconnected from your body because it is a place of symptoms and chronic pain.

  • Being unable to find a way out of cycles of burnout, balancing work, life, relationships, fun, sleep, and self-care.
  • Spending much of your time each week doing all you can, attempting to achieve a sense of being “okay.” You’re left exhausted doing all of the things that are supposed to make you feel “better.”
  • When asked how you’re doing, your response is filtered through the lens of how your symptoms are that day or how your current treatment is going.

Have you been diagnosed with a complex chronic illness, such as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), chronic Lymes, mold illnesses, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), limbic system impairment, etc.?

Your experience might look like:

Therapy for Chronic Illness

You wish you could rest and recover after stressors and experiences of trauma. You wish your body would register that it no longer needs to be in survival mode.  You want to build more resilience in your tolerance for stress and adversity. You want to feel like "you" again.

Are you ready to make that change?

Somatic therapy is bringing the body into the therapeutic work and stems from the belief that the mind and body are connected.

Somatic based therapy can help add more elements of coping with anxiety, depression, big emotions, unpleasant body sensations, and trauma. These all aim to increase internal resources for you to better self-regulate and tolerate larger emotions, feelings, sensations, stressors without feeling flooded, overwhelmed, or reacting.

Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) is a modality to work with trauma and other stress-related disorders and dysfunction in the body. It is body-oriented and nervous-system oriented. This approach helps clients complete self-protection responses (fight/flight/freeze) and release energy held in the body. It is intended to gently guide clients towards increasing tolerance for uncomfortable feelings, thoughts, and body sensations.

You feel as if you’re in survival mode all or most of the time. Your survival mode might look like waiting for the next shoe to drop, a sense to always be alert and ready, your brain is always on and thinking of solutions to potential problems, you're not being able to enjoy fun things or be in the moment.

You somehow have started to feel tired and wired most of the time. Maybe you’re not really sure why or how you got to this point. Maybe you've experienced a traumatic event (or two or three) or chronic stress and can't seem to recover or feel like "you" since it happened.

Somatic Therapy and Somatic Experiencing® for Trauma

Somatic therapy and Somatic Experiencing® for trauma may be right for you.

Somatic Therapy and Somatic Experiencing® Asheville, NC

Somatic Therapy and Somatic Experiencing® Portland, OR

If you’re ready to take those steps, I’m here to help you figure out how to “fall apart” in the right amounts.

I’ll help you start trusting yourself, which first requires learning how to take what your mind and body are telling you into consideration.

And, perhaps most importantly, I’ll help you consider yourself. I can help you learn how to factor your needs into decision making without letting the fear of being selfish stop you.

Does it sound like we’re a good fit?

Learn the language of your nervous system and stress responses, and, with that knowledge help you stop feeling like you're fighting your body and its reactions. 

Find connection to yourself, what’s important to you, and your loved ones in ways that work for you. (This does not only include being completely embodied and present in your skeleton suit all of the time.) 

Develop curiosity, compassion and reframe what the heck your body and brain is doing in response to (general) stress.

Whether you resonate with one or multiple of my specialties, our work together will help you: 

Well-being and health are important to me, as a therapist and fellow human. An overall sense of well-being is often what my clients are seeking to fine tune. I help my clients figure out what this looks like for them, knowing each individual has different values, and health and well-being looks different for everyone, too. 


I hold this mindset to help me stay curious and open to learning. A beginner’s mindset helps me know I am always learning from my clients, my continued training, myself, etc. I find that being able to admit when I don't know something builds more trust and authenticity in our relationship and allows me to go seek out what I don’t know. This transparency and curiosity provides an opportunity to better support my client’s needs. 

beginner's mindset:

Rigidity often keeps us stuck in unhelpful patterns of coping and thinking. I value and encourage flexibility with my clients, as it helps to develop more self-compassion and challenges our previous thinking patterns. I model this in my practice as best I can and bring flexibility into my treatment approaches.


Trust is an important part of our relationship (and all relationships). Trust takes time to build and often requires repair when it is broken. I come to my work with clients hoping in time to show that I trust them — and trust that they know what is best for them, even if it means ending our work together. Part of the way I support my clients is helping them trust themselves, which sometimes involves engaging in tough conversations and feedback.


Connection is a large aspect of my work with clients, especially when it comes to trauma work, burnout, and chronic illness. It is easy to be disconnected in our world, and I aim to create connection in sessions and support my clients in finding and/or creating connection outside of sessions.


My work is largely collaborative, and I value feedback and my clients’ thoughts, desires, goals, and experience in creating a plan that best works towards their goals. In my the work of Somatic Experiencing®, I am a partner, a connection, a guide. I recognize and honor that when clients connect to their felt sense and self, they know what they need and how to get there, and I am not in the business of challenging that. Collaboration initially looks like a lot of negotiation regarding how we might get to a client’s goals, while allowing me to both challenge and encourage clients through the tough points — or simply be present with the resistance.


My practice is guided by the following ethics, which help me provide you with the best care.

My practice is accepting and affirming for people of all identities, abilities, body sizes, and backgrounds. You are welcome here.