… and I look forward to meeting you and introducing myself in person! A strong, trusting relationship between therapist and client has been empirically proven to be the most important factor in determining whether therapy will be helpful. Because of that, it is very important to me that you feel like we are a good fit. Below are some pieces of my story, personal and professional. If it catches your curiosity, makes you feel hopeful, or even brings up strong resistance, I would love to connect further for an initial consult.
Being a human is hard! People hurt us, our bodies betray us, change takes a right hook at our lives. But I feel strongly that our biggest challenges are also our biggest opportunities. And, with support and guidance, I believe in our ability to become our own hero and rewrite our own stories. Early in my twenties i experienced a major trauma- in the form of illness- that prompted me to completely reevaluate my life. My relationships, but more importantly my sense of self, of self-worth and competence, was dramatically impacted. I struggled for quite a few years, but in my struggle I also began to choose transformation instead of hopelessness. Through yoga, a lot of time in nature, a lot of yelling, a lot of writing, and a lot of shaking I began to change my mental and emotional reactions to my pain and anxiety. As I became more loving and kind to myself, I noticed how my relationships began to flourish. But I could not have done this without the support of many healing professionals and patient friends and lovers. So I am committed to being here as a support so that you too do not always have to find your way on your own.
Training and Credentials
I am an LPCC and graduate of Naropa’s Mindfulness-based Transpersonal counseling program and a certified Hakomi therapist (CHT). I am currently training in PACT couples counseling and EMDR as well. I incorporate a social justice, trauma-sensitive, and somatic lens into my work and am greatly informed by my experience studying clinical herbalism, doing health coaching, and teaching yoga. I have experience working with sexual assault, childhood sexual assault, addiction, chronic illness, and mood disorders.
A Bit More
Outside of the office, I feel at home in the forest, with a paintbrush in my hand, or on the dance floor. My ongoing commitment to self-growth and exploration through five-rhythms dance, yoga, and meditation continues to enhance both my personal and professional life.