ABOUT ME

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I am a holistic psychotherapist. My practice is founded on the core belief that emotional health is achieved through overall health, alignment, and balance. As a therapist, my role is to help clients see themselves and their potential. During the process, I facilitate the embodiment of concrete skills to promote positive change, address life issues, and transform daily experiences.

My own healing journey has led me to integrate holistic modalities into my traditional psychotherapy practice. Trained extensively as an Energy Health Coach at the Four Winds Healing of Light Body School, I promote healing that is informed by the latest research in neuroscience and epigenetics. I also have a foundational background working with trauma survivors and with a myriad of other psychological issues. I use multiple modalities to recognize and respond to unconscious patterns and embodied cognitions in order to unravel problematic ways of thinking and behaving. When life is viewed as a journey we need guides and maps to find our way. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a map that informs and provides the directions to living a full life.  

My gift is helping people integrate who they have been with who they are becoming.
 

 

LICENSE

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (North Carolina) #COO4091

EDUCATION & TRAINING 

  • Masters of Arts in Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

  • Energy Medicine Health Coach

  • Intensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR)

  • Reiki Practitioner

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Hope College, Holland, MI

WORK EXPERIENCE 

  • Private Practice, 2002 to present (adults, couples, groups)

  • Clinical Therapist, Counseling and Psychological Services /University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (individual, groups, supervision)

  • Director of Clinical Services, Orange County Rape Crisis Center, Chapel Hill

  • Counselor & Medical Advocate, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Women’s Services

OTHER TRAINING AREAS 

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Diversity Training

  • Art Therapy

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention

  • Suicide Crisis Intervention

  • Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities