“I am very nontraditional and spiritual.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
When I was 15, my father suddenly passed away. He had a difficult time dealing with a history of mental illness and addiction issues. I went to graduate school to originally work with children and teens to help support them and learn how best to nurture and care for children who experienced trauma. This has led to a career-long interest in all types of relationships.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am very nontraditional and spiritual. I use the first two sessions to better understand you from an intuitive perspective and make recommendations for the type of holistic care you will need to assist you in overcoming a karmic relationship, a divorce, a breakup, or any symptoms that may be pointing toward a spiritual awakening.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Experiencing my father's struggle with addiction and mental health problems as a child greatly influenced my career. I knew as a child that traditional psychiatry was not the right fit for him. Over the past 10 years, this instinct has led me on a spiritual journey to learn about yoga/meditation, intuitive guidance, and shamanic healing. I believe that my father needed a more holistic, strengths-based approach to healing and was not able to find it. I am so grateful that those doors are finally opening to more people.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Everything that I do or recommend in my practice I have experienced personally for myself. I have long worked with my own team of healers, energy workers, shamans, intuitive guides, and artists to better understand my emotional processes and to heal my body. I understand the frustration that can happen when "talk therapy" does not feel like enough of an intervention. I am excited that the door has opened for the balancing of science and spirituality in the mental health space. Incorporating spirituality into my personal life was a game-changer and I strongly believe that this will become a more important part of many people's future. Spirituality should have a safe place to be explored in a mental health setting and people should be encouraged to explore it outside the therapist’s office as well. I am grateful that this is becoming more and more mainstream.
“I use the first two sessions to better understand you from an intuitive perspective and make recommendations for the type of holistic care you will need to assist you in overcoming a karmic relationship, a divorce, a breakup, or any symptoms that may be pointing toward a spiritual awakening.”