Within both life and therapy, Aly values humor, authenticity, compassion, acceptance and recognition of our innate healing capacity as humans. Her approach is relational and client-centered, meaning she believes you are the expert of your own experience and you will work as a team to explore the patterns, behaviors, or thoughts that are no longer serving you well. She believes that healing happens within a supportive relationship that fosters safety and exploration of our experience from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. Aly is queer-identifying and her practice is social justice-oriented, gender and sexuality-affirming, sex-positive, all-body, and all-ability-inclusive.
As a certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Aly believes we carry the legacy of trauma and attachment-related experiences in our body, through patterned habits of movement, posture, and nervous system responses that can keep us stuck in the past. She works to incorporate awareness of the body into clinical practice, addressing the physical, as well as the psychological effects of adverse experiences. It has been her experience that this holistic approach fosters a deep and integrated sense of healing.
Aly specializes in the treatment of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, panic, adjustment/life transitions, stress management, and maladaptive coping strategies (ex: self-injury) with adult clients, in both group and individual therapy settings. She is also passionate about working with identity exploration and navigating coming out later in life, college students, young professionals, highly sensitive people (HSP/Empaths), helping professionals, and those navigating healing shame (sexual/spiritual) related to messaging associated with purity culture. Her primary training includes Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (a body-based psychotherapy) Levels I, II & III (certification).
Outside of work, Aly engages in her own self-care through adventuring with her partner and their two pups (Moe and Remy), hiking (as much as one can ‘hike’ in Minnesota), traveling, time with friends and family, and tending to an ever-growing collection of houseplants.