Sobriety Mentoring and Addiction Recovery
Personal accountability, daily behavior changes, emotional literacy, healing guilt and shame, stress management, and mindfulness are skills we will learn to practice together. Healing your family and learning healthy communication is possible. This is an area of advocacy and service that brings joy and gratitude to my heart every day!
Recognizing the difference between symptoms of depression and anxiety and patterns of response connected to unprocessed trauma in the nervous system is an aspect of my psychodynamic experience. I am trained to help us consider your story from a variety of different lenses, in order to help you rewrite your story. My members learn to safely name, deconstruct, and transform shame stories and patterns related to family of origin, societal, and other aspects of cultural, complex trauma.
My approach to wellness is steeped in the depth tradition of psychotherapy. It recognizes the need for meaning-making. This can mean establishing a sense of the sacred and soulfulness in the human heart and mind. Depth work creates space to witness and embrace what is alive and asking for attention in your heart and spirit.
The macrocosmic cycles of nature, such as the ebb and flow of the tides and the changes of the seasons, are reflected on a smaller scale in the menstrual cycle of the individual female body.
-Christiane Northrup, M.D., Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
The focus of my research at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpenteria, California, was applying women’s physiology and women’s sacred stories to experience value and self-worth.
This is one approach into the whole-being of a woman’s emotional, instinctive, intuitive, physical, psychological, and spiritual experiences. My clients and I have found it to be a valid and exciting one to explore.
Women of all stages of life (you do not need to have a menstrual cycle!) can use these concepts as a guide to personal empowerment. Learning to work in deeper harmony with your body, and with the bodies within your body, can change your life.