"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit
the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
I am a mama of two high schoolers and one rescue puppy who most certainly rules the house. My spouse and I are in the season of parenting that challenges us to balance boundaries, fun, and consequences each and every moment.
The pandemic has changed us in so many ways as we grieved the losses of seeing our kids activities, our parents, our offices and schools. We experienced all this recognizing more deeply our privilege as cis gendered white bodies with access to health care, education, and maintaining our jobs.
My practice values the self determination of every human and the rights to make their own choices.
As I practice anti-racism, I am aware that BIPOC individuals are not afforded equal choices due to structural and systemic racism.
I work diligently to create a space where clients feel seen and heard. I acknowledge that as a cis gendered heterosexual white bodied woman there are privileges afforded to me and aspects of racism and discrimination I do not know.
I am committed to lifelong learning and listening to know better and do better.
"Authenticity is a practice, and you choose it everyday- sometimes every hour of every day."
- Brené Brown
I am a trauma informed therapist specializing in women's emotional health and wellness. While my clinical training has a foundation in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (CBT,DBT), I integrate a variety of holistic approaches to help clients achieve their best self in body, mind and spirit.
In early 2020 I became a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. The Daring Way™is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. Her research has been a significant part of my practice supporting clients in their courageous process of vulnerability and building shame resilience.
This year I look forward to completing my 200 hours to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I have been practicing yoga for the past 30 years and am constantly reminded that I show up better in my life as a therapist, friend, partner, parent if I show up on my mat first.
I frequently use trauma-informed yoga in my sessions with clients to reinforce how our bodies communicate with us what we need and a pathway to healing.