Dee has spent 30 years integrating body/mind/holistic healing into her practice. She is a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach with the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching. Additionally, she’s certified in Group Coaching as well as Non Parent Expected (NPE)-for those discovering that one or both of their birth certificate parents are not their biological parent. After navigating her own experience as an adoptee in reunion with her birth family for 35 years, she is also passionate about working with other adoptees. Dee uses somatic tools to reconnect people to their bodies, helping them find their own voice and innate wisdom to heal. She works with trauma specific psycho-education to normalize the lasting impacts of developmental and other types of trauma to our body/mind/nervous system. She uses somatic tools to reconnect people to their bodies, helping them find their own voice and innate wisdom to heal.
Every session will be customized based on what each client needs and what is appropriate to the amount of time scheduled.
A trauma-informed massage is an approach to practice rather than a massage technique. It involves fostering trust, safety, clear communication, and collaboration with clients in order to reduce the chances of inadvertently causing additional harm. In addition to an approach that can be applied more generally, it can be a stand-alone session that includes a gentler approach and incorporates mindfulness, breath work, and dialogue. Note: it is not psychotherapy.