“I playfully call myself a "soul gardener" and believe it is an honor to know and love people as they unpack and become clear again.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
All of my life, I have enjoyed people, listening, observing, asking questions, and learning about how humans work. This passion has provided me with many mirrors to know myself and accept how situations and roles play out in the human experience. I started as an insightful bartender before becoming a licensed therapist. My second license, as an alcohol and drug counselor, has allowed me to grow and gain significant skills when supporting people through codependency. I learned so much about will, discipline, and using our imaginations to create what we desire. What we focus on grows. I playfully call myself a "soul gardener" and believe it is an honor to know and love people as they unpack and become clear again.
What should someone know about working with you?
I use the metaphor of nature, trees, and cycles in our sessions. I believe that our life experiences help grow our resilience and wisdom. I enjoy working with families and creating rites of passage to support the process of individuation. I also have skills in group clinical supervision. If there is any interest, please reach out.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have been learning nonviolent communication to support clear heart-to-heart communication. I have learned cardology, a system of grand solar spreads informed by numbers and planets, which is similar to astrology and informs our life paths and our interactions with other cards as we grow through our ages and stages. I also study clinical supervision and I would love to do more of it, both one-on-one and in groups.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
We created a podcast called Our New Voice to share the perspectives from intergenerational voices on topics of gender, relationships, trust, nature, and spirituality. Each generation holds different beliefs as a guide to the choices they are making and my intention is to support bridges of innerstanding. This can help us become wiser as we grow our ability to love and accept each person from a neutral place.
“I believe that our life experiences help grow our resilience and wisdom.”