"'Healing is possible.' I tell survivors
of trauma, 'You're here. You survived.
That means you're more powerful
than what happened to you.'
Victimization is a terrible thing.
Surviving and then healing has pain
as a part of it, but the trauma does
not need to run you and your life.
A holistic and somatic approach to
healing trauma allows for the
automatic survival reactions to
change and for you to get to choose
and design you life based on the
things that are important to you
and the people you love.
Healing trauma, rather than
avoiding or managing it, is
possible through this Somatic
approach. Many people try to
"understand" what happened
to them, or "put it behind them"
but to truly feel at home and
safe again, connected to yourself,
others and place, takes healing
the experience through your
psycho-biology. The body
remembers and will continue
to react from trauma, until this
is processed through the
I currently maintain a private practice in both Burlington and Montpelier. I see clients in my office in downtown Burlington, 65 Pearl Street on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I see clients in my office in Montpelier, 28 East State Street, on Thursdays and Fridays. I also am accepting remote clients for online video and phone sessions.
I have been in study and practice with Generative Somatics, Denise Benson, Embodiment International, Strozzi Institute, Meredith Broome, the MacKinnon Body Therapy Center, and the Upledger Institute since 2007.
I currently see both individuals and couples (romantic relationships of various sizes, best friends, family groups). I also do work with small groups and organizations upon request.
I ask that payment is provided in cash or check at each session. I do not accept insurance however in line with my values around economic justice and access, I have a limited amount of need-based sliding scale spots.
Neither of my offices are wheelchair accessible (my Montpelier office is on the ground floor but has three porch steps to enter and my Burlington office is a basement suite). If you need a wheelchair accessible space, please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you. I am in conversation with my Montpelier office about ramping the porch and will update this space as that progresses.
Both of my offices are fragrance free spaces. Fragrances make many of my clients extremely sick, and I ask for your support in providing an accessible space for us all. The East Bay Center for Meditation has a fantastic list of fragrance-free resources, including product information and more information about EI that I encourage you to check out: http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/fragrancefree.html Please be in touch if you have additional questions about EI or other access needs.