“My work is centered on healing the mind, body, and spirit with the merging of both traditional and alternative healing methods.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been naturally drawn to healing and the holistic arts. As a young lady, I knew I would be a healer in some way, but there were many voices telling me that being a therapist wasn't the path for me and that I should pursue engineering. While people were well-meaning, I knew that I was called to be a healer and that providing people with support, guidance, and a path to healing was my birthright and would become my lifework. I began my career in higher education, serving as a counselor of varying degrees to college students. I decided to obtain a second master’s degree in mental health counseling so that I could help people on a much greater and deeper level. I have trained extensively in modalities designed to treat trauma, depression, and anxiety. This gives me an expansive toolkit, full of resources to help you reach your therapeutic goals. My goal and desire is to help each person I work with live a life worth living that allows them to fully and wholly experience life.
What should someone know about working with you?
I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to healing and my style is holistic. My work is centered on healing the mind, body, and spirit with the merging of both traditional and alternative healing methods. I want to help you process and heal from your extreme stress and trauma, explore beautiful coping for anxiety and depression, and heal from ancestral patterns (if we need to look at those to help the process, let’s do that too!). My invitation to you to heal and grow can involve mindfulness, meditation, journaling, dream exploration, breathing exercises, EFT (emotional freedom tapping), reiki, calming, relaxation techniques, EMDR, ACT, DBT skills, and more. Your healing journey will be tailored to fit your very personal and individual needs. Through solid work together, you will tap into new thought processes and behaviors, find relief from silent suffering, find harmony between mind, body, and spirit, and live a life that is full and worth living!
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Two of my main core values are genuineness and authenticity and they show up in my practice in tangible ways. I present as my authentic self and create a comfortable space where I invite my clients to do the same. My clients often tell me that they appreciate that I "get it" and that they can drop any pretenses and facades during our work together. My clients have also stated that they appreciate being able to work with me without having to explain cultural and language nuisances, life experiences, or traditions. My cultural sensitivity shows up in my practice through racial, religious, and gender-affirming care.
What have some of your former clients said about you?
"As someone who is normally apprehensive about seeking counseling, Felicia put those fears to rest. She is everything I need in a counselor. She’s easy to talk to, has a trustworthy demeanor, and the feedback she provides is exactly what you need to hear. She has a way of speaking to you and listening that allows you to be a part of your own solution. I am so grateful I found her."
"Right from the start, she made me feel at ease. Her voice is soothing and her aesthetic is calming. The fact that she can approach mental health needs clinically as well as holistically allows her to get to the root cause of an individual’s issue more quickly."
“I want to help you process and heal from your extreme stress and trauma, explore beautiful coping for anxiety and depression, and heal from ancestral patterns (if we need to look at those to help the process, let’s do that too!).”