For Anxiety, Trauma, and Relationship Issues
Psychotherapy offers us a chance to work through the obstacles that keep us from living our best lives. Perhaps you feel stuck, or you're confused about why you can't move forward. People make sense. Whatever you’re struggling with now probably kept you safe at some point in the past. Honoring our history allows us more choice about the future.
With more choice comes more space, more movement, more health, and more vitality, allowing us to live fully in the truth of who we are, moving toward what we’ve chosen.
But how do we get there?
A Collaborative, Integrative Approach
My approach to therapy is one of skillful exploration. I don’t have the answers; we do. In therapy we partner together to seek them out. I work through an integrative lens. As a dedicated practitioner of yoga, martial arts, and meditation, I believe that the incorporation of body, mind, and heart into any therapeutic work is vital. Our thoughts and intellect are powerful, but without involving our emotions and bodies, the work would be incomplete. I lean on multiple modalities, including Internal Family Systems, Trauma-Conscious Yoga, Psychodynamic principles, EMDR, Gottman Couple Therapy, and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy.
I hold as a vital underpinning of therapy a clear acknowledgement that oppression and discrimination based on identity differences are real and impactful. I feel strongly that acknowledging wrongs that are beyond individuals’ control is crucial. Careful inquiry to discern systemic from individual challenges and responsibilities is key. Holding some dominant identities myself, I am careful with the ways privilege and power impact the therapeutic relationship and I commit to addressing them when and where they arise.
Because the therapeutic relationship itself can be so healing, it’s vital to find the right fit in a therapist. I am down-to-earth and caring, curious and honest. I assume that you are the only expert on you, and I hope that my tools and training can help us get more clarity and capacity based on your truth. My wish is that we can each show up to our relationship fully and trust that we can walk together through whatever comes up.
After living in Montgomery, Miami, and Chicago, I moved to Austin in 2007. I practiced law before becoming a therapist, I have a passion for joyful physicality, and I adore animals. I enjoy spending free time with my partner, my dogs, my friends, and good food. I am a yogi and a martial artist. I expect my own personal growth path to continue indefinitely, and I hope to never stop expanding my capacity for closeness with myself, others, and Truth.
Trauma and PTSD
Attachment and Relationship Issues
Trainings and Certifications:
Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method
Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
Gottman Method for Couple Therapy: Level 1 & 2 Trained
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Theory & Methodology
Attachment-Focused and Relational, one-on-one work offers an opportunity to collaborate in service of your goals. Learn to rely on the wisdom of your inner world through thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
Focused on deepening your connection and building skills to resolve conflict will help you reconnect and dream together again.
Interpersonal process groups offer an unparalleled opportunity to expand your capacity for closeness.
Incorporate mind-body awareness exercises and skill-building, and group can be transformational.
I offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical.
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. I take on the psychotherapy portion of the experience with individuals, couples, or groups, while Journey Clinical’s medical team supports you on all medical aspects. This includes determining eligibility, developing a custom treatment plan, prescribing the medicine and monitoring outcomes.
I offer appointments on days and evenings during the week.
I am not an in-network provider with insurance companies. My clients sometimes opt to seek reimbursement for my services through their insurance plans’ out-of-network coverage. If you have such coverage and you’d like to use it, I will provide you with the appropriate paperwork to file.
I am a Registered Florida Telehealth Provider. For more information, visit: https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
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***Currently accepting new clients in-person and via telehealth***
If you are in crisis, please call the local mental health hotline at 512.472.4357, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.