I love this work and it is an honor to do what I do. I am committed to an intuitive, embodied, holistic, wellness approach.
My practice stays at a size that allows me to lead a holistic lifestyle because I know that practitioner wellness is integral to my ability to show up with body awareness, presence, and intuition for my clients. I do my best to keep my own psyche in check with regular personal work in order to do my best walking the talk.
Growing up on a 4th generation fruit farm included lessons in how to work hard, how to connect to your body and mother earth and how to work too hard. I live and work now in rural Southern Vermont with my family. I identify as an introvert and a simple-ist. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers.
I spend most of my time not on the job gardening, cooking, yoga-ing, hiking in the woods and hanging with friends and family. I am a step-mom of three and recently became a bio-mom navigating the beautiful learnings of parenthood and sleep deprivation. I am a Brene Brown nerd. I believe strongly in supporting individuals to heal, grow and LIVE! I especially want to help people liberate themselves from shame in general, body-shame and patriarchal, capitalistic trappings.
I like to think that both my healing journey and my journey as a healer began when I discovered yoga at age 18. I was fascinated with the emotions that came up during my practice. This along with wanderlust led me astray from my first attempt at an undergraduate degree to India to get certified as a yoga teacher and to explore spirituality throughout the country.
After several years teaching yoga I was still hungry for understanding about just what it is that is going on in our bodies emotionally and spiritually. So I began studies in Somatic Therapy and Expressive Arts with Dan Leven at Kripalu in Stockbridge MA.
It was during my Somatic Expressive Therapy training that I realized the degree to which expressive body-based healing was amazing and effective healing work. If I could unlock and heal years of unexplainable somatic and psychological symptoms and feel so much better as a result of doing it, maybe others could too and what could be more important? It was a "found my calling" moment.
I decided grad school was a good idea if I wanted to feel truly grounded in somatic psychotherapy work. My graduate program at Goddard College allowed me to customize my learning towards holistic body-centered therapy and to become licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont. Now as a therapist I blend it all together.
I don't know who I would be without yoga, nature and the continuous understanding of what it means to heal in my life. Namaste.
Private Psychotherapy Practice
Brookline, VT 2015-2020
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Brookline, VT 2019
Master of Arts: Psychology & Counseling
Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont 2012 - 2015
Registered Somatic Movement Therapist
Somatic Expressive Therapy Certification
Levin Institute for Expressive Movement & Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Lenox, Massachusetts - 2010-2012
Registered Yoga Teacher
Putney, VT 2005-2019
Yoga Teacher Training
Trivandrum, Kerala, India - 2005
Yoga Dance Teacher Certification
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Stockbridge, Massachusetts - 2012
BA Sustainable Community Development