**Not accepting new clients**
Throughout my development, it occurred to me that those of us in society, myself included, were never properly taught the extensive list of necessary tools to help us lead fulfilling lives and better our environments. Subjects such as how to use discernment, accept and filter thoughts, process difficult emotions, and cultivate healthy relationships, were all missing in our educational curricula. At best, we had loving parents who supported our growth and inner-emotional worlds. But for many people, the idea of consistent support is only a fantasy, creating a very low “hope” barometer for the love that all of us seek.
Damages begin to pile upon themselves by the time we enter the world, which does not build a foundation for health throughout the lifespan. Beginning in the womb, we are taking in information from our mothers, so what does it mean if our mothers are stressed, traumatized, or abusing substances? In American culture, we are taught to be individualistic, however, we fail to recognize the systemic nature of our biology and how that affects our mental health. We may notice that we have issues that need to be resolved, yet we do not know how to address them alone, especially if we are not sure when, how, or why they developed. Being lost and injured makes us susceptible to mental and physical illness.
I identify as a cycle-breaker, and in that way, along with my innate quirkiness, I am a bit rebellious. I want to think beyond clients’ conditionings and help them to carve a new path forward where they can take ownership over their inner worlds, affecting their outer life experience. Training as a marriage and family therapist, I am available to work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have previous experience co-facilitating DBT group therapy in Philadelphia, PA. I am also a certified trauma-informed yoga teacher and completed a TF-CBT training at MUSC. As a writer, I am drawn to narrative therapy techniques, but my approach is fundamentally eclectic and trauma-informed.
In my spare time, you will find me having fun with my husband, teaching, painting, hiking, or studying languages and the brain. I will be abundantly happy to see you and your tribe in session.
Asheville DBT & Trauma, PLLC
1 Village Lane, Suite 3, Asheville, North Carolina 28803, United States
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