Credentials & Experience

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • MA Contemplative Psychology
  • MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Board certification as Professional Counselor​

  • Foundational Training DBT

  • LENS Treatment certification

  • EMDR Basic training

  • Sand Tray Therapy certification

  • Yoga Therapy for Depression and Anxiety 

  • ​Imaginal Healing certification

  • ACT Training, Dr. Russ Harris

  • Brainspotting certification in process

  • AEDP training 

  • Somatic Self-Compassion in process

  • Just Breathe Mentorship in process

  • Integrative Bodywork Therapist 17 years

  • Navigating Emotional Intensity Groups (2011-2014); facilitated at Notre Dame University (2015-present)

  • ND Intern Training DBT Seminar Facilitator (2013-2017)

  • Mindful Eating, Nourished, and Expressive Arts group facilitation and workshops for women struggling with  chronic dieting and emotional eating (not current)

  • Ongoing professional membership in the American Counseling Association (ACA) , American Psychotherapy Association (APA), and Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science (ACBS).

Image of Best of 2018 Psychotherapist South Bend award

My approach to healing

We are wondrous.  Brilliant.  Yet all of us suffer at times, sometimes acutely or chronically.  What we most need, finding our way back into connection to what is already whole within us, can be difficult to locate amidst that suffering -- yet it is there, unfailingly. 

 

To this process of reconnection with what nourishes and sustains our growth and healing, I bring a well-honed ability to presence suffering with compassion and to hold the highly attuned presence that promotes deep transformation and healing.   


As a highly sensitive person, working in somatic therapies prior to becoming a psychotherapist was foundational.  It opened me to firsthand experiences of people's inherent and unfailing wholeness and phenomenal capacities to heal.  Working somatically also entrained a capacity for bringing energy to areas of blockage or stuckness that fully informs my psychotherapeutic approach.


Beholding the creativity, courage, and generosity people can bring to the the lives they've been given thoroughly engages and inspires me.  Being with people therapeutically through their suffering and helping them transform that suffering holds me in gratitude and awe.