I have my Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling and a background in the development and facilitation of programs for intimate partner violence for both victims and perpetrators. I have been leading womxn's trauma recovery circles since 2010 and often integrate music, art, movement, and humor into my work. I am an EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant and use EMDR the most because it is efficient, effective, and is much broader and more creative than typical talk therapy. I integrate CBT, Mindfulness, Ego-State, Solution Focused, and Somatic informed therapies into my work. I am interested in what makes you come alive, your strengths, and the passions you are not yet pursuing because self-doubt or the trauma gets in the way. I am super down to earth, a realistic optimist, unshakeable, and believe that therapy is a collaborative partnership. I am inspired by the resiliency and transformation that I am honored to be a part of in my work with my clients.
I believe that Black and Brown Lives Matter, that pronouns are important, that all foods fit, there is health at every size, and that individualism culture is toxic to trauma recovery and empowerment. I am a mother, a singer, and a runner who started her own business and is consistently committed to my own personal growth and well being. I believe that boundaries are just as critical as food, water, and air and that you are capable of big change. I believe trauma recovery and empowerment work must involve community connections and challenging internalized patriarchy, capitalism, misogyny, and white supremacy. I believe that the the "hustle" mentality robs people of peace, play, and passion and that you can work hard but also have an awesome balance of joy and freedom.