Professional Counselor Associate
MS, RN, NCC, LPC-Intern
I believe everyone can benefit from counseling! Let's meet for a free, 30-minute consult and see if we'd be a good fit to work together!
TELEMENTAL HEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2017
Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Mormonism, Taoism, Wicca/Paganism, Interfaith, Multifaith
I completed the Hakomi Mindful Experiential Psychotherapy Module at the M.E.T.A Training Center and practiced for a year under the supervision of Donna Roy using this model of therapy. Hakomi is grounded in the principles of Unity, Organicity, Mind/Body/Spirit Holism, Mindfulness, Non-violence, Truth, and Change, and is a process of mindfully exploring 'core material' in order to sort which material enhances our life and which limits us.
Trust, unconditional positive regard and empathy are aspects of the client-counselor relationship essential to therapeutic success. Using the counseling relationship as a way to examine key components of your attachment templates, we can uncover how early or current relationship wounding affects your life. I have completed the Primary Attachment Psychotherapy Module and lean heavily on loving-presence as the root of my counseling practice.
"Soma" is the Greek word meaning "living body". Too often we are disconnected from our body's wisdoms and might ignore the wealth of insight and understanding the body has for our lives. Somatic approaches to therapy involve exploring and including the body's experiences in each session, understanding that our bodies, even when in pain or discomfort, can be a resource and ally towards living a fulfilling life.
Authenticity and freedom are the primary virtues of existentialism. Completing the Re-Creation of the Self Professional Module, I ascribe to the philosophy which posits that we are innately whole - expansive, abundant and loving. I use this method to empower clients to emerge from perceptions of woundedness and merge with their organic self, which leads to an understanding of each persons unique purpose of life.
We are all humans first. I believe we are also innately good, even when our actions, thoughts or other people would convince us otherwise. The tenants of a Humanistic approach include self-actualization, creativity, intrinsic nature, becoming, and meaning. Your experiences and interpretations of these experience are central to understanding your place in the world. From a humanistic lens, we can explore these experiences and discover your unique self.
So many of us have experienced the fragmentation of trauma from our past which greatly impacts how we organize in our present life. Gently examining both past and present experiences can determine the way we move into the future. Informed by Jon Eisman's Re-Creation of the Self model, our sessions will explore your pre-existing inner resources and lay the foundation for living from a state of integration and wholeness.
From the start, life can be filled with experiences that decrease our self-esteem and deflate any innate sense of confidence, which leads to consciously or unconsciously believing we are not worthy; we are not enough. Together, we can sort through the core material that developed these heart-breaking beliefs and discover the jewel of your being which is welcome here, and encouraged to shine its light.
Examining the transitioning roles of the female from Maiden to Mother to Matron.
Now more than ever is the time to address issues related to health, illness, pain, wellness, and suffering. The current Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated any preexisting physical and mental health concerns; what an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to health for ourselves and our families.
Panic is a common reaction to situations that feel overwhelming and out of control. Learning to manage and redirect anxious energy is part of what we can focus on in our counseling sessions, inviting the panic to show us what it needs and thus allow for integration and calming of the panic experience.
Compassion Fatigue, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Anxiety
This is a process group for nurses, doctors, lab techs, CNA’s, housekeepers, administration… Any & all healthcare workers, hospital staff and front-line responders. The group will run for 7 weeks with a different theme to explore each week. Meeting on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8pm, this group will begin on May 6th (or sooner if the group fills) and will meet virtually using a Zoom meeting room.
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