I have 20 years of experience in counseling and have come to specialize in trauma. I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and have completed advanced training in EMDR, Gestalt training and couples work.
My personal interest and experience with nature based spirituality, the use of psychedelics, yoga, meditation and mindfulness has deeply informed my counseling practice and inspired me to assist others on their own journeys.
I have experienced the benefits of Ayahuasca and other plant medicines and also understand that these experiences can bring up challenges. I’m invested in helping others navigate these challenges and reveal the innate healing capacities within each of us. I believe the potential for the healing of these medicines can be maximized through integration
How I work with clients
I am warm, caring, and real. I hold a non judgmental, supportive and curious space for my clients to understand and make meaning of their experience. I help my clients identify their own inner resources and strengths and build upon those while also developing new tools to create adaptive and positive patterns. I use a holistic approach and help clients apply mindfulness skills to balance body mind and spirit. I especially love working with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) because of the positive outcomes and healing that I’ve witnessed with it.
EMDR is an evidenced based practice that’s gaining popularity due to its effectiveness in treating trauma and many other issues. Trauma is any experience that feels wounding and disrupts regular functioning. Sometimes psychedelic experiences can be traumatizing or trigger already existing unprocessed trauma. EMDR along with mindfulness practices can create new neuro pathways in your brain which will help you feel better and develop new lasting beliefs and behaviors. You can learn more about EMDR at www.emdria.org.Whether you choose to work with EMDR or not, we will work together to discover your path to well being and find empowerment to live to your highest potential. I also have an adorable non shedding labradoodle dog assistant who loves to love and help. If dog’s “aren’t your jam”, he’s happy to stay home and snooze!