“We think we tell stories, but stories often tell us,

tell us to love or to hate, to see or to be blind. 

Often, too often, stories saddle us, ride us, whip us onward, 

tell us what to do, and we do it without questioning.” 

— Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Therapy for Couples

My areas of specialty include:

  • Individuality and Relationality

  • Communication, Assertiveness, Boundaries

  • Respectful conflict, Judgment and Criticism

  • Problems which can come from transitions

  • Making room for difficult feelings and focusing on connection and relational growth

Therapy for New Parents

My areas of specialty include:

  • Preparing for transition to parenting

  • Welcoming a new child into the world with skills to relate to your partner and baby

  • Navigating and adapting to yourselves as individual, partner and parent

  • Extensive resources for specific parenting topics

My Approach

Somatics refers to the human experience

in terms of both the mental and the bodily, ideas and sensations.

Getting to know yourself somatically is key to understanding yourself,

learning compassionately about your patterns, and embarking on new possibilities.

This is fundamental to personal growth and to working through challenges together

as a couple and/or new parents.

We'll explore questions like:

How are you influencing your relationship with your embodied attitudes?

Your embodied attitude generates certain patterns in your thoughts and behavior,

and impacts your own experience and personal beliefs.

These attitudes have origins somewhere in your earlier life.

How do you respond to various experiences in your life together --

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to wanting; trying something for the first time; to waiting; frustrations; to uncertainty; transitions; to startle; unexpected circumstances; to disappointment; and endings?

Your body's sensations (of which you may not yet be aware) are specific to you; they're indicators of your expectations and how you respond to your life's encounters.

What happens in both your thinking and body pattern?

This question is about exploring with curiosity.

These discoveries encompass your beliefs and learned patterns of reaction.

They are alive in you and how your somatic responses spark your life choices.​​

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So do these experiences satisfy you? Do your actions satisfy you?

Do you have tools to navigate being in relationship together?

Or do you want to manage yourself differently, have more empowerment and choice?

Working somatically looks at behavior - how are you doing this.

Not just uncovering the narrative or the feelings.

From this foundation,

we can introduce small yet significant changes to familiar patterns.

I'll guide you to engage in these new possibilities in your relationship and

actively practice and grow together.

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