Confidence, Strength, Peace
IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT
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WHY MEET WITH ME?
Because you don't have to to do this alone.
I believe that we grow, learn and heal through connection and in community with others.
I’m passionate about helping women feel supported, understood and accepted so they’re empowered to grow into the life they desire.
Women meet with me because they feel stuck and overwhelmed in their lives. For many women this occurs from personal experiences and the pressure of being a woman in today’s society.
I specialize in all Women’s (Non) Issues related to childhood abuse/neglect, relationship concerns, intense loss, body image and major life transitions. These experiences may lead women to feel empty and lost - like something is wrong with them.
The truth is that anxiety, depression, loneliness and shame are a normal reaction to traumatic, painful experiences but it doesn’t mean you’re destined to feel this way forever.
The women I work with learn that it’s possible to gain a new perspective on life.
They make changes that create a sense of freedom, clarity and peace in their lives and within their relationships. Women begin to see how these changes lead them to a life full of joy- there’s room for unplanned adventures, carefree pleasure and loud belly laughs- because it’s not about just getting through the day. You deserve so much more.
I created this space for all self-identified
women to come share their story.
I'm here now because I've been there too.
I’ve been on the other side of the couch with not a clue as to what I was going to do or how I was going to change but I knew I needed help.
I knew that the direction I was headed wasn’t what I wanted for myself and deep down believed there had to be more to life than how I living at the time.
There were certain experiences in my life that lead me to feel different from those around me. For years I felt like I didn’t belong anywhere; I was uncomfortable with myself and felt alone regardless of who was around me. I learned to hide and ignore these feelings so that nobody knew what was really going on inside of me. I believed it was easier to pretend like everything was wonderful so I smiled and did what I was “supposed” to do so that all was right with the world. Even though I felt tortured on the inside.
THESE PAINFUL FEELINGS GREW OVER THE YEARS SO I LOOKED FOR COMFORT IN ANYTHING I COULD FIND. I SOUGHT SECURITY AND VALIDATION FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES-- ANYTHING TO DISTRACT ME FROM MYSELF.
I was deeply suffering with these thoughts and feelings; I had a constant internal battle that took me around in my head a million times for every freakin’ decision. Any time I had to face an issue I wanted everyone else to tell me “right” choice to make- it was exhausting.
As you can imagine this was the breeding ground for depression, anxiety and a host of other issues. Finally, it became clear this wasn’t working for me and I needed to learn how to actually help myself.
I found an amazing team of professionals that helped me learn the skills I needed to function in a new way. I was able to gain confidence so that I could explore my past and feel capable to handle my future. Over time I started to get to know myself in a way I didn’t think was possible. I started to feel at peace and actually understood what it meant to “have a relationship with myself.”
As I learned about myself — my needs, desires, feelings, patterns— I felt like I belonged in this world too. I actually began to trust myself.
Now I feel at home with myself - this was the core change that lead me to accept who I am- to embrace and explore what makes me different even if people don’t understand. Now it’s about being true to myself so that I can connect with others, explore my creativity and truly enjoy pleasure in my life.
That’s why this work feels so close to my heart. As I gained strength in myself I knew I wanted to help other women do the same.
I believe we’re all on this journey together.
We're all just walking each other home.
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DEEPENING THE FRIENDSHIP
My professional trainings and explorations:
I'm filled with gratitude that I alongside my practice I have the opportunity to work at The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute which trains professionals around the world in the The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠.
The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ is healing modality rooted in social justice and integrates somatic psychotherapy practices with trauma-informed yoga as a compassionate way to help guide clients through trauma.
My dual training as a mental health professional and yoga professional (RYT-200) has allowed me the space to integrate Eastern philosophies and Western science to widen my scope of practice. In addition, I've received my Yin Yoga certification with focus on trauma-informed yin classes.
I'm a Usui Reiki Level II practitioner with a deep connection to energy work and understanding the Chakra system.
I'm committed to social justice work to understand the impact and be part of the change in relation to oppression from white supremacy, patriarchy, homophobia, size and disability discrimination as well as to help save our Mother Earth from climate change. This includes my ongoing self-study, learning, understanding and raising consciousness around these issues.