In my work with clients I offer an evidence-based blend of traditional Western psychotherapy & neuroscience with the tools & lens of Eastern comprehensive yoga therapy. I also have experience in facilitating workshops on yoga therapy skills for mental health as well as years of training healthcare professionals, support staff, and groups of clients in a variety of topics. If you’d like more information, you can learn about me and my practice below.
I am a LCSW, RYT500, and yoga therapist in training. I received my MSW from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After a few years in outpatient counseling, I decided to pursue yoga teacher training and Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training from the YogaLife Institute, so I might enhance my ability to address the comorbidity of physical, spiritual, and mental health concerns. My yoga and meditation training began about 10 years ago while studying at a Rinzai Zen Temple in Japan, and I have since received specialized training and certificates in CBT, Reiki Level I & II, Mindful Resilience, Meditation, and Yoga for: PTSD, trauma, anxiety/depression, chronic illness, healthy relationships, nutrition, pre/post-natal, and stress reduction.
Comprehensive Yoga Therapy (CYT) is an individualized lifestyle approach to health and healing for the mind, body, and spirit. This modality incorporates somatic or body-oriented therapy which can be a powerful way for clients to access challenging feelings and memories that they may not otherwise be able to verbalize. One of the safest ways to utilize CYT as a healing modality is to pair it with traditional therapy. As a trained psychotherapist and yoga therapist, I am able to do this by helping clients to make sense of thoughts, feelings, and memories that come up during the use of CYT tools and guiding them as they process these experiences for healing and growth. Those tools can include yoga poses, individualized sequences, breath work, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, healthy goal setting, and creative expression through the arts or movement.
I take Highmark insurance and provide receipts for reimbursement as an out of network provider.