I am a somatic psychotherapist, trauma-informed yoga instructor, and somatic movement therapist who arrived in the field of mental health and yoga therapeutics by way of my background in dance. For over 13 years I have been leading circles; from women, to trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness classes, to domestic abuse and sex-trafficking survivors, and youth navigating homelessness. I led thematic walks across Brooklyn neighborhoods to discover the medicinal value of wild plants through dance, physiology, and observational experiments. Deeply inspired by the wisdom and cycles of nature, central to my ethos is a direct relationship with the earth, the body, compassionate listening, and ritual.
I received clinical training at Brooklyn College’s Masters of Mental Health Counseling Program, including somatic experiential psychotherapeutic skills in Gestalt and Sensorimotor methods, and a year of psychoanalytic training from the Training Institute for Mental Health in NY, NY. I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from the University of Utah as well as a Bachelor of Arts in the Cross-Cultural Applications of the Creative Process from Goucher College; am trained as a Prenatal Yoga Instructor. As a Spiritual Herbalist apprentice, I hand-make herbal medicine for women’s health and ancestral healing, including postpartum formulas.
I am now taking new clients for 50 minute sessions at Brooklyn Somatic Therapy with locations at 26 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY and 275 Madison Ave, Manhattan, NY. To set up an appointment for a complementary 15-minute phone consult or appointment, please call 917-426-3437 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found at our website: https://www.brooklynsomatictherapy.com/psychotherapy.
Cost per Session: $180 - $220
Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
I am an out-of-network provider, meaning you can be significantly reimbursed for my services by any insurance plan that includes out-of-network benefits, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare. Usually this involves submitting a claim form to your insurance carrier along with an invoice detailing the services rendered. I will be happy to provide you with such invoices as often as you need.
If you're not sure if you have out-of-network benefits, call your insurance company and ask them these questions:
Do I have out-of-network coverage for outpatient psychotherapy (CPT Code 90834)?
What is my deductible? Has any of it been met yet?
What is my coinsurance? (This will be the percentage that your insurance company will pay after you meet your deductible)
Payment of fees is requested at each session, and I will provide invoices monthly or at your request. Payment is completed by credit card, which I will ask for before the first session and then charge after each session.
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Independently, I also offer private and semi-private lessons for students who are expecting mom’s, new to yoga, interested in exploring depth in practice, addressing specific issues, or simply need to move with personalized guidance. In the past I have worked with clients on injury and pain management and rehabilitation, stress and sleep disorders, developmental issues, post-surgery recovery, meditation, complementary work with health regiments or with medical treatments, specific asana groups (like backbends or inversion work), and much more. Private sessions are truly beneficial when you are seeking to reach new levels in your life and I don’t just mean physical, your mental, and emotional levels of consciousness will continue to expand and evolve in pleasantly surprising ways.
I have training and experience in Prenatal Yoga and the therapeutic applications of yoga in general, as well as Somatic Movement Therapy methods. I have worked with clients of all ages and abilities, all of whom have different pursuits in our work together. I can work in your home or in a studio, although I recommend a studio with ample props for those who are working with serious limitations or injuries.
Sessions may be one on one, with a friend, or with a couple of friends. (Pets can hang out, too!) They often run from 60- 90 minutes. Private sessions are tailor-made to meet your goals or desires. Most sessions include, but are not limited to: asana (either a rigorous flow, supported restorative asanas, and/or therapeutics), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, visualization techniques, as well as a variety of Somatic Movement Therapy and Education methods. You can read more about these modalities here.
Additional discounts for 10 or 20 session packages.
For more information or to book a session, please reach out here.
Benefits of receiving private guidance are
A safe and supported space where you can explore your practice.
The ability to take time and focus on specific poses that you are interested in
Addressing any physical concerns you may have, using modifications and proper adjustments.
Receiving techniques and tools specific to YOU that you can utilize in your every day life
$100/hour for an individual
$140-180/hour for a joint lesson (you + 1 or 2 friends/co-workers/significant other)
Contact me about rates for groups or corporate yoga.
Different rates for early mornings (before 8am) or for further destinations may apply.
Rates do not include space rental at yoga studios.
We can meet at a studio in lower-Manhattan or in Brooklyn where they will have all the accoutrements for you to use. A space rental fee will apply.
Or I can come to you, but you must have your own mat and a few essential yoga props:
yoga blocks, at least one yoga blanket (or suitable stand-in), and a yoga strap. A bolster and eye pillow can be really nice too, but not essential unless we are going to do primarily restorative yoga. Please email me if you have questions about what kind of mat or props to buy.
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Please respect the 48-hour cancellation policy:
Lessons must be cancelled at least 48 hours before your appointment time to avoid being charged.