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From early in my life, I’ve had an inclination towards helping people. Many friends say they cherish their relationship with me since I have an innate willingness to listen with sympathy and without judgment. Friends and family always remark that they are truly seen and can be themselves around me. My clients tell me this honesty, patience, and calmness easily fosters trust and effortless rapport, and these characteristics have shaped my approach to Structural Integration (SI) and my practice.
After studying psychology at SUNY Binghamton, I worked in social services before pursuing manual therapy so I could support people in a direct and personal manner. Marrying my passion for human anatomy and biomechanics with my core nurturing abilities, I became a Structural Integration practitioner, establishing this practice in 2010.
Biomechanics is an important element of my work, but I recognize the physical form is just one piece of the pain puzzle. I’m committed to treating my clients as holistic beings, and understand there are a myriad of factors that contribute to physical pain and discomfort. My approach takes the whole person – body and mind – into account, combining Structural Integration with cutting edge neuroscience, psychology, and pain and touch science. This approach recognizes the importance of hands-on touch while also addressing psychosocial contributors including one’s beliefs, past experiences and expectations.