My practice is grounded in a comprehensive trauma lens: one that understands relational and neurobiological processes that unfold in trauma, how these processes influence each other, and how trauma transmits through colonial histories, social systems as well as within families and between people over time.
I understand trauma not as an isolated event or condition of struggle but more fundamentally as a way of encountering, knowing and understanding the world in some of its many forms and underbellies.
I notice and work with how trauma affects everyday experiences of emotions and relationships, including relationships we have with the body, and with different kinds and states of consciousness. I understand how life events, memories and stories about ourselves often unfold within their own structures of space, time and ways of being in relationship, offering many levels and dimensions of experiencing or saying “one” thing in a moment. Thinking of trauma in this way enables me to expand the ways I listen and respond to your experience, including your experience of our work together in therapy.