Honestly, it began when I was a kid.
But of course as a therapist I would say that. For as long as I can remember, I was someone who people talked to. I wasn't scared to be deep, or to share about things that others had a hard time with. So, it made sense that it became my career.
I have worked in the field of personal growth and transformation for over 20 years, facilitating groups and working with individuals. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and a Relationship Coach.
Upgrading Your Relationship Template.
I specialize in working with adult attachment, relational trauma, self-esteem-supporting individuals and couples in having fulfilling relationships that fuel the rest of their lives.
Morning coffee, cuddles with my son + partner, omelettes, walks if there's time!
Guesting on podcasts, on coaching calls with my delightful clients, making dinner, dancing.
Deep breaths, Straight talk,short emails, and cutting out the fluff to make room for the very best.
I have been studying personal growth and transformation for over 20 years. I got my MA at Meridian University, and I'm a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 10 years of practice and 4000 hours of supervised training. I am a level 2 PACT therapist, helping people understand the psychobiological aspects to our attachment. I am also trained in attachment based EMDR.
In my work I try to hold the balance of potent healing with levity and joy. I try to keep myself and my clients in touch with the larger perspectives in life, and help us both stop and appreciate deep breaths and the hawks flying in the breeze. If I can, I will try to make you laugh, as laughter is a very important medicine for healing and I believe in balancing the tears with big snorting chuckles. hashtag middleagedhumor, hashtag Imhotbutitcomesinflashesnow
My superpower is giving people feedback about themselves in a way that is compassionate and actionable.
I believe that mental healthcare should be available to everyone, and that healthcare practitioners should get paid fairly for the work they put in. I believe that the societal impacts of the hustle on our psychology are way understated. I believe that there is not shame in getting support, and that our individualized culture has hurt us deeply.
I strive to be truly helpful, and I hope to leave the planet with more love, laughter and grace than it had when I got here.
the Ezra Klein show
Attached of course!
My morning coffee
the Rings of Power
My Favorite Things
Traveling — Not a lot of it happening these days but Greece has a special place in my heart.
my happy place!
The Forrest! It's my zone of serenity where all of my best ideas happen.
Spending time with my son. The road to motherhood was long and complicated, but we are blessed to have this little guy as part of our family!
Ori is my therapy dog. She has been sitting in on sessions since she was 7 weeks old
My Favorite Things
My goofy partner of course! He keeps me laughing, and supports me with everything life holds.
My houseplants. Another part of my self care and practices, Misting and watering the plants of the house!
my self care
Traveling in our trailer! fixing up this Layton was one of our first projects together.
Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree?
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