Jodi received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. As part of her instruction she worked at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. Through Harvard University’s Department of Continuing Education Jodi studied the integration of meditation with psychotherapy. She further developed her knowledge of the use of yoga as a treatment modality at the Justice Resource Institute in Cambridge, Mass.
After returning to Seattle, Jodi worked at Ruth Dykeman Youth and Family Services, where she developed and implemented a mindfulness program for high school students.
In 2009 She had the opportunity to further develop body-centered and mindfulness approaches to therapy through her work at Neighborcare Health where she served at risk and homeless youth as part of an integrative team of practitioners.
In 2011 she transitioned to Harborview Medical Center where she worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit, serving patients with acute psychiatric illness.
In 2012 Jodi completed the 80 hour Level I training through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. As part of the training Jodi deepened her understanding of body centered interventions in the treatment of trauma, attachment, and developmental issues.
Jodi has found that integrating aspects of yoga and meditation with traditional methods of therapy generates a more positive outcome for clients. Engaging both body and mind in the healing process cultivates comprehensive and lasting change. Jodi believes that this method allows for the innate healing wisdom that resides within the individual to emerge in accordance with their readiness.