Each day that I walk into work, whether I am in comfy clothes ready to practice mindfulness through yoga and meditation or I’m carrying 5 bags filled with books, snacks and to-do lists, I am humbled by the human experience of listening. Sitting with clients and helping them identify where they are struggling right now is only the beginning of the therapeutic journey.
As far back as I can remember, I have always enjoyed learning and listening to others share their stories that have brought them to where they are today. My grandparents in particular, filled me with curiosity about the world and how people find peace in their day to day lives. Throughout my teenage years I felt stunted by anxiety and the way I perceived my body and outward appearance. None of that seemed to align with the passion that lived inside of me and as the years went on I looked for ways to make peace with myself, exactly as I am.
Working through my eating disorder was the first step. As I did this I was also forced to face my anxiety and stop using my outward perception of myself to keep my anxiety contained. The interventions that were most helpful for me included CBT, yoga and general self compassion.
Mindful Body Therapy and Wellness was brought to life after I completed the training to become a yoga teacher in 2017. I graduated from Boston University in 2009 with my Masters in Social Work and had been working in the field of eating disorders since 2005. Through yoga and my clinical training I saw the need to blend these two passions. Over the past 5 years I have been able to expand the private practice and bring on more clinicians who also strive to help clients heal through the mind – body connection.
Thank you for visiting our virtual space, we look forward to meeting you.
With warmth and love,