Hello and welcome!
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a sick society." -Jiddu Krishnamurti
Life is hard. It is also beautiful and rich with complexity.
At times, we find ourselves stuck and overwhelmed, confused and fearful, angry and in grief. It is human to struggle, and we all need support in navigating life's challenges and healing our wounds. Many of our struggles are symptoms of living in a stressful, fast-paced world. We are also impacted by generations of cultural and familial conditioning.
My intention is to offer a soft place to land in a crazy world. I see each session as a ceremony. We take time to ground into being and see what arises in the somatic field. This work is sacred. The pacing is slow. The tone is gentle.
I work with people who are interested in being more compassionate with themselves and who long to unearth the trans-generational, cultural, and historical trauma that operate unconsciously looking for resolution.
You are encouraged to take what works and leave what doesn't.
I am deeply honored when people open up to me and share their struggles and I am committed to supporting people in becoming more fully human.
I am a counselor, Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Adjunct Faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health in the Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program. I offer an integrated approach with the intention of helping you expand your awareness with compassion. From this awareness comes the power to transform. Together, we will explore the thoughts, feelings, sensations and conditioning that create your reality, and with care and humor uncover new possibilities that can help you face the challenges in your life.
My approach is individualized, positioning you as the expert of your life and using your strengths to navigate life's struggles. As a Yoga Therapist and SE practitioner, I offer a mind-body-spirit perspective that helps you connect to, trust and manifest your embodied wisdom.
The most resounding credential I have is my experience as a person in the process of awakening on a planet in crisis. I have spent the past 20 years consciously working on the complexity of being human in these extraordinary times.
I work with people as multidimensional beings to shift nervous system states and heal trauma. My work is informed by Buddhist philosophy, Hinduism and my relationship to the Earth. I am committed to regenerative practices, local community resiliency and loving ourselves and each other back to wholeness as an act of collective liberation.
My undergraduate work was in English Literature and Women's Studies at Georgetown University. My graduate work, at Lesley University, was in Counseling Psychology with a holistic focus. I have concentrated my post graduate trainings in trauma, Percept Orientation, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Practice, Hakomi, Internal Family Systems, Traumatic Dissociation, Non-violent Communication, trans-generational trauma and indigenous approaches.
In 2015, I finished the advanced training in Somatic Experiencing, a powerful approach that uses the wisdom of the body to heal longstanding and acute trauma in the nervous system.
Please note my small dog accompanies me in sessions. I see people both virtually and in person.