About My Clients
Things will never be the same. All things arise, all things change, all things get better, all things fall away. Are you struggling with the way the world is unfolding? If so, you are in the right place. For more than 30 years I have been helping people improve their health and overall wellbeing. With a goal to reduce suffering in the world, I am passionate about helping my clients feel better physically, mentally and emotionally so that their improved mental health changes their life.
My Background and Approach
I have long worked with the connection between wellness, food, physical, emotional, and mental health. In graduate studies, seeing the intrinsic connection between food, mood, behavior and physical health, I earned a MS in Clinical Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychotherapy and became a Licensed Associate Counselor (AZ #18242) and a Whole Foods Dietitian. I became a Certified Yoga Instructor and Yoga Therapist. I also pursued advanced training in Somatic Experiencing™, a way of working with the body and nervous system to understand more and more that everything is interconnected. In order to fully heal, everything—mind, body and spirit—needs to be explored and addressed. My overall goal is to help you understand that change is possible. And, with an integrated, individualized approach, it is possible to feel better and continue to feel good for the rest of your life. There is a direct relationship between food and mood, and whole foods, exercise, & mindful practices.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I provide evidence based integrative tools and practices that enhance the way we live and encourage openness, kindness, curiosity and self-compassion above all else. Through employing Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindful whole foods eating, psychotherapy, stress management, somatic (body-based) practices and yoga, meditation and proven psychotherapeutic techniques, I treat each client individually and holistically. Together, we work toward developing the long-term supportive habits, personal insights, motivation, resiliency and self-compassion that support sustainable whole-body health and optimal living. I take a holistic, integrative and strength-based approach to treating issues, addressing both specific symptoms and working to help you understand yourself and your experience and heal as a whole. Rather than focus exclusively on the thoughts and stories that can fuel anxiety, we’ll also work somatically, mindfully and practically to help you fin