A little about me...
Since my early 20s, I have searched to understand why humans suffer and the practices and teachings that invite us to stop doing that. My ongoing exploration continually pulls me toward the teachings in diverse religions, psychology, and yoga philosophy, which all hold some powerful and beautiful pieces of Truth. In 2008, I received a Master's in Spiritual Psychology, which continues to be the basis of my work and studies. Armed with my limited but growing knowledge, I spent a few decades as a yoga teacher trying to eradicate the suffering in the world with the hopes that it would reduce mine as well. It was a moderately successful experiment for me and the small universe where I was teaching. However, finally exhausted in my 40s from trying to get the world to conform to the beautiful vision I had for it, I gave up! I recognized that, like any good people-pleaser, I was focused outside myself and needed to do an about-face. I learned a lot of things along the way, and nothing has been wasted, but the greatest gift has been for me to turn toward myself in acceptance, love, and compassion and understand the necessity of a good sense of humor. My personal and professional work have always been intertwined. The more I grow personally, the more intuitive, compassionate, nonjudgemental, light-hearted, discerning, insightful, and peaceful I am professionally. Through regular meditation, self-study, continuing education in spiritual psychology, guided psychedelic therapy, and working with my own spiritual counselor, I continue to strengthen the gifts I have to offer others. In working with individuals and couples, I never tell them what to do (much to their frustration sometimes). Instead, I invite them out of their current perspective, and together we discover the wisdom available to them from their new vantage point. My clients are amazing people! Most of my work is in giving them back to themselves. I leave client sessions feeling as inspired and open by the magic that unfolds between us as they do. That this is the life I have been given to live is incredibly humbling and blows my mind. So much gratitude! I am happily married with two amazing children and live on a farm in Southern Oregon with our dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, and goats.
I studied psychology, anthropology, marriage and family therapy, and sociology in undergraduate and graduate school, eventually receiving my M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. I have advanced training and proficiency in yoga, meditation, chakra theory, basic training and practice in massage therapy, and Reiki I and II. I am passionate about learning and regularly take continuing education workshops and read obsessively.
HOW I WORK:
I use my diverse training and refined intuition to guide clients through an enlightening experience of healing, compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, and empowerment. Using direct and insightful dialogue, breath-work, guided meditation, journaling exercises, and more, I encourage my clients to be honest, loving, and, when appropriate, light-hearted.
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