Everyone Needs Help Sometimes...

I believe that every individual is a worthy person, deserving and capable of healing.  We all need help now and then.  There are times in life where we get stuck; locked in traumas of the past, or fearful of things to come.  We find ourselves further from our destination, feeling sad, anxious, angry, or lost.  Our body tells us we’re on the wrong path through illness and conflict in our relationships.  

In therapy, as you are ready, I help you discover what your body is telling you.  Through somatic and mindfulness based approaches, you’ll learn how to heal the intensity of your experience of past events that keeps you feeling overwhelmed and settle your nervous system in the here and now.  You’ll learn to better understand your thoughts and emotions, and implement strategies to make the shifts you want to see in your life.

For those dealing with addiction(s), you’ll learn tools, both mental and physical, to let go of these strongholds and improve self-confidence.  As a nutrition provider, I support those dealing with eating disorders to reduce shame, improve self-worth, and find a healthier relationship to food.  

I am couples and family trained and work with couples using the Gottman Method.  I am a sex-positive therapist and my office is a judgement free space where couples can work through anything from intimacy to parenting challenges to recovering from infidelity.  I also work with individuals on co-parenting and navigating conscious uncoupling.  I provide sex therapy.

I believe in taking a holistic approach to healing.  We all have deep longings, which if met can bring us meaningful relationships and fulfillment in day to day life.  As a Mom of 3, I understand the ups and downs and work it takes to care for oneself while showing up for those we love.  In therapy you get this time to focus on yourself.  There is pain in life, but with knowledge in oneself comes power to transform suffering, and find fulfillment.

Who I work with

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma, PTSD
  • Binge Eating and Disordered Eating
  • Food Addiction
  • Adults & Adolescents
  • Couples Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • LGBTQIAPN Affirming
  • CNM Affirming

Qualifications

Education:  

  • Master’s in Counseling Psychology, UMKC
  • Master Nutrition Therapist, The Nutrition Therapy Institute
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater, The College of Santa Fe

Specialties:  

  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Candidate (SEP pending, trained at Advanced Level), SEI
  • Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, National Association for Nutrition Professionals
  • Certified in Functional Medicine, Mindfulness Medicine Certification Program, IFMC-P Candidate

Licensure 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Therapeutic Modalities:  

  • Somatic Experiencing
  •  Attachment Theory
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Nutritional Psychology