ARE YOU SEEKING CHANGE FOR YOURSELF OR IN A RELATIONSHIP?
I practice from a strengths based, attachment focused, culturally-informed perspective. I have advanced training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy and closely examine the role of relationships, culture, and connection in your life. I am also a certified EMDR therapist and integrate that model in my practice with the goal of re-establishing a felt sense of safety in the body after both acute and chronic/complex experiences of trauma.
I believe that healing happens from a place of compassion and validation; that belief guides my practice and approach to building client relationships. I also believe in humor and showing up as a real human in the room with you.
Making changes is challenging, and it's not something any of us can do alone. Together, we will create a safe space for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, build on your strengths, heal, and work toward your hopes for the future. When we heal ourselves, we give that gift not only to ourselves but also to those we love.
The decision to pursue therapy is courageous and I respect that you are considering this journey - it's not easy, but it will be worthwhile. I'd love to schedule a consultation to see if this therapy relationship is the right one to help you reach your goals.
RELATIONSHIP AND COUPLES THERAPY
Humans are wired for connection, and it's devastating when we feel disconnected from the person/people we love the most. Relationship and couples therapy focuses on understanding and shifting those cycles we get stuck in so we can experience the connection we long for.
When we heal ourselves, we give that gift not only to ourselves but also to those we love. I have significant experience working with people who have experienced interpersonal/attachment trauma and ongoing stress, and the ways in which that impacts our relationship with self and others.
SPECIALIZED TRAUMA THERAPY
When we have experiences that overwhelm our ability to cope, or experience "too much, too fast," our bodies may be left on high-alert. I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is highly effective in helping the body move through and heal from traumatic experiences in a gentle, compassionate way.
Individual sessions are scheduled for 50 or 90 minutes. 90 minute sessions are scheduled when processing using EMDR or upon request.
Couples sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes.
Individual session $130
90-minute Individual/EMDR session $185
90-minute Couples session $210
*I offer 4 need-based sliding scale slots. All sliding scale slots are taken at this time.
I can bill insurance for individual sessions only. I am an in-network provider with BCBS PPO and United Commercial plans.
If you wish to use out-of-network benefits, services can be billed for you as well.
I offer in-person therapy for clients who are fully vaccinated and feel comfortable coming to the office.
I also offer therapy via Zoom, a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform.
Some of my favorite books!
TRAUMA AND THE BODY
The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk
Healing Trauma, Peter Levine
Hold Me Tight, Sue Johnson
Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel
polysecure, Jessica Fern
Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, John Gottman
EXPLORING SELF: WHITENESS, LOVE, AND CULTURAL TRAUMA
My Grandmother's Hands, Resmaa Menakem
Born for Love, Bruce Perry
Attached, Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
All About Love, bell hooks
How to be an Antiracist, Ibram Kendi
GET IN TOUCH WITH ME
I would love to have the opportunity to see if this therapeutic relationship is the right fit to help you reach your goals.
Reach out with questions or to set up a free phone consultation!
1228 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70130