Address: Bodyworks Psychotherapy, LLC 600 North 36th Street – #214 Seattle, WA 98103
TRAINING & EDUCATION
I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee & Middle Tennessee State University, obtaining a bachelors’ degree in liberal studies focused on the interplay between philosophy, sociology, and psychology. In 2011, I began graduate studies at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, tailoring my work around embodiment, human attachment, and trauma recovery with an emphasis on religious abuse. I did my internship at Seattle Therapy Alliance where I began clinical training through a critical-social lens, which continues to inform how I view power structures in the culture at large and the psycho-social consequences thereof. Post-graduation, I have continued my education focusing on the obsessive-compulsive spectrum, as well as domestic violence in Christian communities.
My approach to helping through the therapeutic process is three-fold. Firstly, I believe in the potential for healing through a genuine relationship between therapist and client. This translates into a focus on the present moment. What are we experiencing right now? The here-and-now offers insights into how we live our lives, how we experience relationships, and what we believe about ourselves, and is therefore a goldmine for personal insight and healing. Secondly, I am deeply committed to the influence of critical-social theory over my work as a therapist All of us are born into a hierarchical system of power which breeds classism, sexism, racism, sizeism, ageism, etc. I believe that the stress of existing in such a system shows up, consciously and unconsciously, in ways which are isolating and disempowering. What might it mean to pull back the veil of this system and perhaps choose to live our lives in awareness instead of fear? Lastly, it’s my personal conviction that good psycho-therapeutic work also includes an intentional awareness of and locatedness in the body. Our bodies often hold the stories, experiences, and knowledge that our minds cannot consciously bear. I use guided meditation and mindfulness and other body-centered tools to help foster a renewed relationship with the body.
Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to:
- religious abuse
- sexual trauma
- addiction recovery
- body dysmorphic disorder
- suicidal ideation
- adult children of personality-disordered parents.
FEES & INSURANCE
$100.00/session, student and sliding scale available upon request
Premera & LifeWise insurance accepted