A little about me:
I see therapy as an opportunity for authentic relationship to empower healing. I aim to create a space of complete authenticity and safety where people can bring every part of themselves and feel a sense of freedom, acceptance, and belonging. I work from my heart and intuition and believe that fostering the full, alive, and authentic presence of the self enhances the ability to be in full connection with others and the world. I blend mindfulness, existential, humanistic, somatic, attachment, and trauma-informed approaches within present-moment awareness, to best serve the wholeness of each individual. I am passionate about helping individuals heal from relational trauma, including regaining nervous system regulation, re-inhabiting the body, and releasing shame. Mindfulness, experiential self-study, ritual, nature, and movement are therapeutic approaches I also draw upon. Most importantly, I seek to support each individual’s own unique goals toward inhabiting wholeness and feeling a sense of aliveness in the world.
I have a Master in Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology through Prescott College. I have completed a 2-year training with the M.E.T.A. Institute in Portland, OR in Hakomi, including training in the “Re-creation of the Self” modality. I have also completed M.E.T.A.'s Attachment training. I have supplemental training in somatically-informed trauma therapies and have worked with the Trauma Healing Project in Eugene, Oregon. Additionally, I deeply value the power of mindful movement to aid in healing and release and have training in therapeutic movement modalities, specifically Authentic Movement and Body-Mind Centering.
In addition to my formal education, I have spent many years of my adult life volunteering, traveling, and living abroad. I am passionate about global justice and healing and have partnered with organizations committed to enhancing meaningful and personal change. Additionally, I worked with a community in Switzerland focused on providing a healing space for those with religious questions and past religious trauma. These experiences have helped instill in me a sacred respect for human diversity and an attitude of celebration in the uniqueness that makes up each interconnected life. I am the mama of 2 little boys and enjoy supporting women through the prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum journey.
As a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan, I am currently working toward my full license and am under the ongoing supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am happy to discuss this in further detail if questions arise or to provide more in-depth clarification.