I have 5-10 years experience working with anxiety, LGBTQ, chronic pain, substance use, eating problems and trauma.
I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):
Are there any philosophies or values that inform your work that I should know about?
My philosophy is inspired by the fundamental belief that we’re all inherently primed to move towards what’s healthy, loving and safe, but sometimes we get side tracked by adaptations that we make to our environments in order to cope with life stressors or maintain relationships. The help of a supportive relationship with a trained coach and/or therapist can guide us back to our own internal wisdom and give us the tools we need to make change.
Related to health coaching: I believe in Health at Every Size (HAES) and harm reduction approaches to wellness and all health related behavioral change, which means that weight loss isn’t central to my work. You might find that you lose weight as the result of our work together, but you also might find that you don’t: and instead get stronger, find ease and joy in movement and experience new feelings of confidence, connectedness, and embodiment.
I also won’t ask you to be abstinent from any habit that you value or that you find brings joy and balance to your life, unless your immediate safety is at risk. Our goal is to shine a light on why you’re doing what you’re doing, what’s working for you (something is or you wouldn’t be here) and what you’re ready to let go of! I've worked extensively with individuals in recovery from self harm, binge eating and addiction as well as with individuals wanting to change or moderate drinking and drug use. I also specialize in working with women who are struggling with depression, anxiety, endometriosis, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain.
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