“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” - Jack Kornfield
I often tell my clients that if change were easy, I'd be out of a job. Creating lasting change is an often difficult process, but it is possible and I am here to help.
Having been sensitive and curious my whole life, it is no surprise that I have been called to being a healer. I have been teaching yoga and meditation for the last six years to a vast array of students including incarcerated women, combat veterans, the grieving, victims of sexual trauma, those with traumatic brain injury, those suffering from addiction, stressed out college students, and many, many more. I have seen first-hand the powerful and transformative effects of these ancient practices, and believe strongly that our greatest healing comes when we not only talk about our lives, but regain access to our bodies.
Trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and other forms of suffering rob us of our sense of vitality and feeling alive in the world. I will help you recover that vitality so that you can live the life you desire.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with the state of Washington (license #MC60602604), having earned my Master's of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University. I completed my practicum at the Seattle Veterans Center where I worked with combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), victims of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and those with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Along with traditional talk therapy, I incorporated yoga, meditation, and other physical therapies into sessions. What I witnessed was not only an alleviation of painful symptoms, but for many of my clients, a return to a sense of feeling alive, vital, and engaged in their lives.
Education and Training
B.A. Journalism, Seattle University (2003)
M.A. Psychology, Seattle University (2015)
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training RTY, YogaWorks (2010)
40-hour Buddhist Psychology Training, Jack Kornfield (2014)
20-hour Trauma Informed Yoga Training, Hala Khouri (2015)
40-hour iRest Level 1 Training (2015)