What Can You Expect?
My work is to provide presence, comfort, and to formulate an individualized treatment plan leveraging acupuncture, hands-on therapies and herbal medicine to support you in this healing process. Whatever your needs, I am available to collaborate with your other providers to create the best possible conditions for healing.
... whether that’s letting our bodies tell us when we need rest, listening to our gut when making a decision or learning to recognize our patterns so that we have more choice in our experience.
My goal is to find what works for you. I plan to spend a full 90 minutes with you at your initial visit, where we’ll sit down together and talk about your symptoms and how they fit into the larger context of your life. We will go through your health history and listen to your health concerns. Whether yours are as seemingly simple as back pain or complicated, long-running and mysterious, you’ll have the opportunity to tell your story.
This means that we enter a session without a set agenda other than supporting your wellbeing. We may or may not use needles, because sometimes needles are too much. You always have the right - and are encouraged - to speak up if something feels uncomfortable and needs to be adjusted. We work together to find a way that works for you, and sometimes that looks different from one session to the next. It’s ok. What we need changes from day-to-day and week-to-week. That’s just part of the journey.
For many patients, I will be in the treatment room for the entire visit. I remain available within earshot for those patients who like to have some time alone“cooking” on the table during a session. To me, this is an important component of trauma-informed care.
My goal is to create a space in which you get to feel truly seen and heard, and your true self has permission to shine through. I strive to keep this space free of judgement or “should’s” or shaming. We each walk our unique path at our own pace. I commit to do my best to create and hold the space for you to be exactly how you need to be in the moment, whether that is inspired, collapsed, fearful, frozen, courageous, or hopeful.