We are all doing the best we know how to do, until we learn how to do something different. When we learn different skills and techniques, we can experience a higher quality of life through finding our most authentic self. My therapeutic approach is based on my experience as a counselor, a yoga instructor and meditation teacher. I use a combination of talk therapy, mindfulness, breath work and body awareness to provide a holistic approach to physical and emotional wellness. I am a trained level two
iRest® meditation practitioner. iRest® is a meditation protocol that assists clients in increasing resiliency, well-being and health through the use of body sensing, breath awareness, non-judgmental explorations of thoughts, emotions and core beliefs to establish a sense of being present and for clients to experience their unchanging wholeness. I strive to provide a welcoming, warm and safe environment where clients can freely explore their emotions, thoughts, and core self beliefs.
I believe in a mind, body and spirit approach and teach clients how their emotional distress presents as somatic sensations. For clients seeking Christian counseling, we can incorporate biblical truths as a tool and source of support in your treatment. We have the innate tools to bring a balance of mind, body and spirit. I aim to bring client awareness to these innate qualities and empower clients with the skills on how to apply them in daily life.
My experience includes working in inpatient, non-profit, residential treatment centers and outpatient settings with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced active crises, domestic violence, grief and loss, prenatal and postpartum issues, separation and trauma.