“Sessions may begin with a mindfulness, movement, or somatic practice that can be built upon over time and then integrated into your own life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was that person chosen for peer counseling at school and the friend people always went to when they needed someone to listen. Because of my own life experiences from a young age, I always felt an uncanny ability to empathize with all different types of people since I’d been there. I was drawn early on to mindfulness-based treatments, spirituality, emotional regulation, and parts work. Now I bring in myofascial release, yoga, art, creativity, and movement.
What should someone know about working with you?
I love working with service providers, coaches, and creative women. I love structure in a session to create a container that moves you forward in steps that are clear and achievable for you. Sessions may begin with a mindfulness, movement, or somatic practice that can be built upon over time and then integrated into your own life. Depending on your current situation or problem, we can assess which skills might be helpful and I will often give a worksheet, exercise, or parts work to go deeper. There is also time at the end for some self-directed bodywork using the myofascial release techniques I teach. The treatment modalities I most often use include IFS, mindfulness-based therapies, DBT, yoga therapy, restorative + nervous system yoga, somatic movement, art and expressive therapy, coaching, solution-focused therapy, psychoeducational, and self-instructed myofascial release.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Having been a client myself for over 10 years, I know how important it is to feel understood, seen, and heard by your therapist. I approach therapy just like I would want to receive it: With radical genuineness, a continuous curiosity, and surrender to the information the present moment is giving us along with evidence-based practice and a keen sense of the need for a holistic treatment model that addresses all avenues of healing. I make sure to make my own self-care, mental health, and wellbeing a priority as well.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about modern therapy, which integrates multiple types of treatment together to support the whole person. I believe healing is holistic and that, as practitioners, we must address how the emotional, psychological, physical, medical, spiritual, and material aspects of our being and world contribute to and influence our health. I am passionate about the continuous integration of mindfulness and skills-based strategies intertwining with deep listening into the body. Myofascial release helps to get into the physical tissue of the nervous system and releases tight fascia, allowing increased blood flow and oxygen.
Who are you passionate about helping?
I absolutely love supporting other therapists, service providers, coaches, and creatives in creating a work-life balance that takes care of all their needs. I believe strongly in the powerful impact of healing souls in this world and I know you have gifts this world desperately needs. But this only works when you are taking care of yourself as well. I believe that business is an intervention for burnout, that you are the gold mine of your life, and that it is possible to be as successful as your heart desires with some willingness.
“There is also time at the end for some self-directed bodywork using the myofascial release techniques I teach.”