For over 17 years it has been my honor to work as a holistic therapist, supporting and counseling people through advertsity, transformation and change. The work I offer goes beyond talk therapy, reaching the subconscious mind and deeper aspects of oneself. I offer Hakomi, an elegant and organic mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy, Brainspotting, Transformational Coaching, Hypnotherapy, and Reiki.
I also offer classes and workshops around personal and spiritual growth. Topics include the journey of forgiveness, thriving as an empath and highly sensitive person, developing and strengthening intuition, hypnosis, overcoming limiting beliefs, and more.
I work in person or over video and offer a safe space for you to explore, grow, and ultimately transform so that you are free to live life as your truest, most authentic self.
Whatever the format, I offer a safe place where you can land and get real. A place to share what’s really happening inside of you. A loving place where openness and vulnerability are the keys to growing, healing and thriving.
My greatest blessing is supporting and guiding people as they step out of the shadows and into the light of who they are and who they came here to be. I’ve walked my own path with the support of many therapists, mentors, coaches and teachers. If you feel a resonance with me and what I offer, it would be my honor to walk with you on your path.
My Training Includes
- Master’s Degree, Transpersonal Psychology (Institute Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA)
- Transformational Coach Specialization & Certification (Institute Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA)
- Wellness Counseling & Bodymind Consciousness Certification (Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA)
- Certified Professional Hypnotherapist (Alchemy Institute of Healing Arts, Santa Rosa, CA)
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Iowa State University, Ames, IA)
- Quantum Healing Hypnosis training (Dolores Cannon, Little Rock, AK)
- Reiki I, II, Master & Teacher Levels (Denver, CO)
- Somatic Healing Practitioner Training in Hypnosis (Denver, CO)
- Hakomi Graduate, Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy (2 year comprehensive training, Boulder, CO)
- Brainspotting (Louisville, CO. Brain based therapy designed to process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions.)
I know life can be difficult. There are times when it’s impossible to understand how to navigate the path and how to move into living the kind of life that we long for. I know what it feels like to be paralyzed because of overwhelm and fear, because I did it for years. I’ve muddled in the darkness and been swallowed by a black hole so lonely and dreadful that I feared I would never get out.
Anxiety as my constant companion for over two decades, I spent most of my life full of self-doubt and confusion about why I was here and why I didn’t feel like I belonged. I used food to comfort difficult emotions including feelings of inadequacy. I drank, experimented with drugs, and entered into relationship after relationship, hoping to somehow find myself in the process. What I didn’t know then that I do now, is that my truest self was calling to be uncovered. The anxiety, self-doubt, and confusion were there to get my attention and let me know I was abandoning my true self and true nature, convinced I needed to be someone or something other than I naturally was.
Even in the darkest of times, there was a tiny bit of belief, a small knowing inside of me that things COULD BE DIFFERENT. That little bit of belief was all I needed to eventually ascend out of darkness into light.
Things Could Be Different
With the help of therapists, mentors, spiritual teachers, coaches and friends, I did the work necessary to step out of the shadows and into the light of who I am. I now support and guide others to step out of the shadows and into the light of their truest, whole self. Supporting others in this way is the greatest honor I have ever known.
I believe any type of healing is a process of becoming whole. My own journey towards wholeness was quite rocky and difficult, while also amazing and unbelievably rewarding. Most days now I experience great joy—for no real reason and for every reason. Often, I suspect I feel such joy because life was so very difficult for so long. Being on the other side of that difficulty for almost 15 years now has given me a lot to be joyful about.
I’ve always had a strong calling within to understand both my human and spiritual nature and spiritual practice has played an instrumental part in my healing journey and continues to be a vital part of my being today.
I studied major world religions and spiritual traditions during both my undergraduate and graduate years in school. There, I gained an appreciation and understanding of the human drive for higher meaning and purpose.
From 1998-1999 I had the honor of studying in person with spiritual teacher Don Miguel Ruiz (author of The Four Agreements). In 2002, I traveled to India and sat with the Dalai Lama for 10 days of Buddhist teachings. During my six month stay in India and Nepal, I also studied the ancient practices of yoga, meditation, and immersed myself in the Hindu culture of Oneness consciousness.
These experiences along with my upbringing in the Christian church have brought me to a place of seeing the unity that exists between all people and all things. I believe an understanding and identification of ourselves as spiritual beings having a human experience is essential in helping to transcend earthly challenges and difficulties.
My life isn’t perfect. I’m always learning & growing~expanding and shedding the next layer as I step closer to living life as my most authentic, realized self. Living our life on purpose and answering our soul’s calling constantly requires growth and it is my intention to consciously grow every day.
As frightening as the journey has been at times, worried that I would be met with rejection or that I would ‘fail’, I’ve done it anyway. I’ve walked forward and kept my heart open even when I was absolutely terrified.
And if I’ve done it, I believe you can do it. Everything you need is within you. I’ll be a support and guide as you journey back home inside yourself and discover the answers that await you.