I believe that everyone deserves to experience ease and joy in their lives. Sometimes personal obstacles and habits prevent us from being able to access these good-feeling emotions, or past traumas continue to create pain in our present experience. As a counselor, I am interested in helping clients overcome challenges and heal past hurts in order to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
I came to the counseling path later in life, and understand the pressures that we face in the various identities that we embody—spouses, parents, stepparents, siblings, friends, workers. Having experienced many life stages and changes myself, I can appreciate the complexities of living in the world today and all that it takes to keep ourselves healthy and balanced. I believe in a holistic approach to mental health, paying attention to all aspects of ourselves—physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual. My counseling training includes a concentration in body-centered therapy, which means that in addition to cognitive-based therapy, sessions may also include somatic awareness and mindfulness, always within a safe and supportive environment. My counseling philosophy is grounded in Existential and Person-Centered Theories. I trust that you already have all that you need to create positive change in your life, and my role is simply to guide you in your own process of self-discovery.
I have lived in the High Country for over 30 years and find my own peace and healing in nature. I am a wife, mother, sister, yoga teacher and student. I am an advocate for the happiness, health, and freedom of all beings everywhere.