Counselor. Energy Healer. Good Witch.
What brings me here: I am continually humbled by the power of the human spirit.
I believe we are more resilient and powerful than we usually admit. I believe that kindness and awakening can arrive in unexpected moments. I believe in less and less (and more and more).
I am not here to “fix” you. I know that you are already perfect and whole. I am here to guide you to your own wisdom. To walk beside you in the darkness. To catalyze your transformation. To welcome you home.
Why I do what I do:
Simply put: this is where I feel most alive and aligned. It’s my life’s purpose to heal, to teach, and to inspire joy. My practice is my way of living the Bodhisattva vow: to alleviate pain and suffering in the world. Wherever I see it. As selflessly and skillfully as I can.
The most precious thing that brings me here is you.
Big impacts light me up. Years ago, I thought I could create big positive impacts by working in the field of conservation biology with endangered species and ecosystems. But by a circuitous journey, I arrived here: creating the biggest impacts by working with one person at a time. Transmuting the darkness, together. Watching the healing and light ripple out from one person to everyone they touch.
Everyone I work with is a healer in some way. Many are in the healing arts: they’re yogis, therapists, Naropa students, chaplains, parents, and massage therapists. Others have a background in mindfulness or energy, and crave a deeper relationship with their body’s wisdom. Some come for grounding. Some come for expansion. But they all come to learn from their life, to deepen into awareness and compassion, and to live their way into embodied service.
“A down-to-earth witch for the 21st century”
My practice integrates a wealth of perspectives: from rationalist to intuitive, academic to shamanic, ancient to postmodern, energetic to neuroscientific to somatic. One of my greatest gifts is simultaneously tracking a client’s experience on multiple levels -- so I can identify the most effective gateway to sustainable transformation and facilitate the journey for you.
Darkness doesn’t scare me. I see both our darkness and our light as integral to growth … and doorways to awakening.
No part of you is unloveable. I promise. And I can hold this truth even in moments you can’t.
Everything is workable. Whether you’re in a personal hell or hurricane or high, I’ll walk beside you, and guide you through.
Credentials + Trainings
Master of Arts, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Science & Biology, Virginia Tech
Licensed Professional Counselor
Colorado Certified Addictions Counselor Level II
Usui Reiki & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher
200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher
Kripalu YogaDance® Teacher
Sacred Centers Healer & Teacher: Estimated Completion: 8/2018
Somatic Experiencing® Beg. I-III
Mind-Body Integration with Anodea Judith of Sacred Centers
Mind-Body Chakra Therapy with Anodea Judith of Sacred Centers
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Guiding the Journey: Facilitating Transformative Experiences
Happiness: How Positive Psychology Changes Lives
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Neurobiology of Trauma, Applications for Sexual Assault Treatment
Complex PTSD and Shock: Resolution of Trauma, Shock, and Dissociation
Pharmacology I & II
LGBTQI Diversity Awareness in Counseling
The best ways to connect with me:
One-on-one Counseling for everything from anxiety to full-blown spiritual crises (and everything in between).
For a virtual cuppa tea (a free, 15-minute chat to see if we’re a good fit).
Wherever you are in your own journey … and whatever darkness or light you’re seeking to integrate … I’d be honored to be your guide.