I feel so fortunate to have years of experience working in a field that I absolutely love. I began my journey in a place perhaps not too dissimilar from yourself. I was struggling deeply and did not know where to turn. I tried many different avenues, along the way asking myself "How does one truly heal?" So much of my journey informs the way that I show up in the world and work with my clients today. Slowly but surely, I found my way to wholeness and health.
This catalyzed the beginning of my path to become the person and psychotherapist that I am today. Channeling years of developed wisdom and embodied experience, I can be a spacious, loving, and strong container for whatever is happening within you. I bring a deep well of compassion and insight. I continue to cultivate my own health and healing on a daily basis.
In addition to my own lived experience, I bring the knowledge that I developed from extensive education and training. I received my Master's degree in Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University. Since then, I have continued to expand professionally through trainings and certifications in Hakomi Psychotherapy, a mindfulness-based and body-centered psychotherapy, and EMDR, a trauma resolution therapy.
In addition to psychotherapy, I have trained in many other healing modalities. I have studied and practiced mindfulness meditation and yoga for 15 years and have completed 1200 hours in meditation and yoga teacher training. I have studied evolutionary astrology for over 6 years and am trained in Reiki Level 1. These modalities have taught me so much about myself and different avenues of healing. I value considering different perspectives and approach the healing process from many different angles to help people achieve true, whole health.
My practice is a part of Pachamama Farm & Wellness, located in beautiful open space just outside of Boulder proper. Surrounded by stunning views of the foothills, the beautiful farm land contains fields of organically grown fruit and vegetables, happily roaming farm animals, a medicinal herb garden, and a holistic wellness center called Pachamama Wellness, which also includes Five Element acupuncture from Allie Dodge Acupuncture. I have intentionally chosen to have my office in this beautiful, natural setting. There is a tremendous amount of research about the relaxing and healing power of nature. It has been a critical part of my own wellness. We are connected to and nourished by this beautiful planet.
I am grateful to have had all the experiences throughout my life to lead me here. I am constantly in awe of the strength, beauty, and wisdom that resides within the human spirit. I am honored to be able to be a witness of that every day, in every client.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, wandering in the wilderness, engaging in mindfulness-based practices, cooking, and gardening.
Education and Training
I love learning! To continue to grow and develop as a practitioner, I engage in regular and consistent continued education.
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