I believe the best therapeutic interventions are co-created. We work together to identify and discuss ways you can better know yourself and approach a situation. Self awareness requires nonjudgment and compassion; a non-pathologizing approach to mental health.
My therapeutic practice is a supportive, humanistic, person-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed and relational approach. The evidence based techniques we may use are mindfulness, DBT, mind body somatic work, yoga, and creativity. My experience includes working with trauma, depression, anxiety, mood, loss, sexual assault, abuse, relationships, identity, transitions, confidence and overall wellbeing.
I also provide individual yoga and meditation sessions to help assist with mental health and trauma. I am certified in Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy from Live Oak/Bloom and yoga teacher trained RYT200 at Pavones Yoga Center.
In order to provide a LGBTQ+ affirming practice, I have additional training from University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Live Oak and other continuing education courses. I have co-fascilitated a LGBTQ+ teen group for over 3 years.
I received my masters degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration in 2011 where I was fortunate to have extensive therapy-based internships at a mental health center, Iroquois Mental Health, and as a counselor at Northwestern University Women’s Center. I trained in the importance of trauma-informed practice, empowering individuals, being aware of gender and sexual identity, and relationship and connection in healing especially in regard to trauma. Additionally, my background in research administration at the University of Chicago has included women's health and multiple sclerosis where I gained in depth understanding healthcare and the impact of chronic disease. You may find more about my professional history on linkedin www.linkedin.com/in/csprayberry
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about therapy or yoga or to set up a brief consultation.