I am inspired by life and a devoted student of life.
Freedom is my north star. I truly believe in the capacity we each have to grow towards greater health and vitality. I have devoted my life to the investigation of health as well as the art (and discipline) of creating conditions for an experience of wholeness and well being. I have found that engaging both body and mind in the healing process cultivates comprehensive and lasting change as well as allows for the innate healing wisdom and intelligence that resides within us.
My formal training began in 2003 at the University of Massachusetts, Boston where I received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. As part of my instruction, I worked at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. Through Harvard University’s Department of Continuing Education I studied the integration of meditation with psychotherapy. I further developed my knowledge of the use of yoga as a treatment modality at the Justice Resource Institute in Cambridge, Mass.
After returning to Seattle, I worked at Ruth Dykeman Youth and Family Services, where I developed and implemented a mindfulness program for high school students.
In 2009 I had the opportunity to further develop body-centered and mindfulness approaches to therapy through my work at Neighborcare Health where I served at risk and homeless youth as part of an integrative team of practitioners.
In 2011 I transitioned to Harborview Medical Center where I worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit, serving patients with acute psychiatric illness.
In 2012 I completed the 80 hour Level I training through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. As part of the training I deepened my understanding of body centered interventions in the treatment of trauma, attachment, and developmental issues.
I am continuing in my studies with SPI through their mentorship program.
Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts in Boston
Level I training through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry
Justice Resource Institute
Ruth Dykeman Youth and Family Services
Harborview Medical Center
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute