Licensed Professional Counselor 
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Philosophy and Approach to Healing

With appreciation for the mind-body-spirit connection, I meet you where you are and use a holistic approach to encourage your innate ability to move toward health and adjust to life challenges. Primary to our work is connection, and I place the therapy within a context of the larger environment. I accompany people on the therapeutic journey toward self-awareness, identification of unhealthy patterns, and resolution of trauma and stress. My style is Person-Centered, Feminist, and Attachment based with a somatic and parts focus. I use Somatic Experiencing and Inner Relationship Focusing as important elements of the practice.

Pronouns: She/Her

Education, Experience and Certification

I hold a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in Georgia (#LPC011719) and Colorado (#LPC0017376). I also am trained in Somatic Experiencing (SE), a method for releasing trauma that is stored in the nervous system, and am a certified SE Practitioner (SEP) and training assistant, approved to offer Beginning-level SE sessions for credit to practitioners in training. I also utilize Inner Relationship Focusing, which helps us gently access and communicate with varied internal states and have studied Relational Trauma Therapy, utilizing somatic prompts to recognize and work with hypo-responsive states.

Before engaging in the field of psychotherapy, I spent a decade working with students, faculty, and staff at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. I also hold a Master’s of Public Administration for Health Policy from New York University, and I have worked in research focused on substance use at NYU’s Medical School. I was also a community herbalist for many years, and bring that holistic mindset to my therapy practice.