I have worked with a wide range of clients in age, background, and presenting concern, teaching me that trauma shows up in many forms and that we have an incredible innate capacity for healing. I have brought together therapy and yoga practices in treatment and counseling centers, establishing my belief in the ability for our bodies to teach us what our minds may have difficulty accessing. On my path, I have formed a deep awareness of the fluidity of human experience from suffering to love and the universal draw towards meaning and wholeness.
I hold a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University and a Master’s level certificate in Holistic Health from St. Catherine University. I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training and have training in trauma-informed practices. I frequently guest lecture about integrating yoga theory in the treatment of trauma in the hopes of bringing validity and awareness around the importance of energetic presence and work in counseling.
As a strong believer of practicing what you preach, I consistently ask myself, “what do I need to feel that I am taking care of my whole self?” Usually, the answer has something to do with being outdoors, engaging in yoga and mindfulness meditation practice, spending time with friends and family, or snuggling with my incredibly fluffy dog (who often comes to session).