“I am open and let the sessions flow but always bring the session back to what is needed for physical as well as emotional healing.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner but wanted to do more than just prescribe medication. I wanted to learn everything I could about helping people heal and found that therapy in addition to biomedical approaches was needed to help turn around negative thinking patterns.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am open and let the sessions flow but always bring the session back to what is needed for physical as well as emotional healing. Sometimes, there is homework if it will help my clients progress. Medication management, labwork, nutrition, and supplement recommendations are part of each session, as I focus on the whole person and take a quantum approach.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
My love of integrative psychiatry has taken me to many functional and integrative medicine training sessions. I completed a fellowship through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute in 2020 and went on to complete the Integrative Psychiatry Institute Mastermind Program in 2021. I was also inspired to become a reiki master after receiving a reiki session that completely healed a chronic, difficult to treat shoulder injury. I completed my master reiki certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health under the guidance of Reiki Master, Libby Barnett.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very interested in how psychedelics like ketamine can be used for treatment-resistant depression.
“Medication management, labwork, nutrition, and supplement recommendations are part of each session, as I focus on the whole person and take a quantum approach.”