@TraumaTherapySD

@TransAffirm

  • Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

    You deserve to feel seen and heard. You don’t have to do this alone.

    Welcome, I am so glad you are here. I know how hard taking this first step can be.

     

     “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

    -Maya Angelou

    You may be feeling lost and broken right now, but that can change. I can help you on that journey. If you were born into a family where we did not feel seen, safe, and secure, this can continue to affect you into adulthood in how you see yourself. It can often leave you feeling disconnected from others and the world.

    You can help you move you closer to how you want to see yourself, an identity that not only feels more authentic, but comes with less suffering. I know that healing can feel like a daunting journey, but together, we can help you find clarity along the way. Through our conversations and processing your traumatic memories and the negative self-judgements you carry, we can construct a new narrative that feels more authentic and empowering.

    I am committed to helping people let go of the pain of their past, to live more fully in the present, and to develop hope for the future.

    “Scars remind us where we’ve been, they don’t have to dictate where we’re going.”

    My Values

    Curiosity

    When we learn to come from a place of curiosity instead of immediate judgements or assumptions we are more likely to develop compassion and understanding, for ourselves and others.

    Compassion

    We must develop compassion for ourselves and others, this is a key ingredient to healing.

    Intersectionality

    Our intersecting identities make us unique and beautiful. Acknowledging how these layers of identity shape our experiences and world views is vital.

    Lifelong Learning

    You are NEVER too old and it is NEVER too late to learn new things, about ourselves and the world. The more I learn the more I find I have to learn.

    Therapy Dog

    Sadie is, my therapy dog in training.