My approach is based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), including mindfulness based practices and self-compassion work. As a client, you can expect our sessions to be warm, collaborative and relation driven with a focus on the somatic experience and mind-body connection.
There is so much power and healing in being able to share your story, your experience and your voice.
Growing up as a nationally competitive gymnast, my story centered around perfection and control. I spent hundreds of hours dedicated to delivering a flawless routine at the highest level. I learned the importance of hard work, strength, mental performance and grit; however, I also learned limiting beliefs that attached my worth to my performance. Through storytelling, mindfulness based-therapy and somatic experiences like yoga, I accessed healing and dove into the lifelong journey of personal growth and care.
I want to hear your story. I want to help you experience deep emotions and explore your relationships, while also building awareness of the ingrained patterns that stop you from living as your authentic self.
“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story we can write a brave new ending.”
I graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas with my M.A. in Counseling in 2017. Additionally, I spent the last 8 years studying yoga, mindfulness and meditation, and I am a E-500 hour Register Yoga Teacher and certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher. Over the past few years, I’ve taught hundreds of students about a yogic and holistic life for both practitioner and new teachers.
I aim to share these tools for an integrative approach to mental health and healing for mind, body and soul.
Therapy is not a linear process. There will be high points and break throughs, and there will be periods of stagnation and frustration. The time we spend together will serve as both a safe place to truly feel and to understand your experiences and emotions.
This process will take time, and so finding the right fit for a therapist is important. If it sounds like I would be a good fit for you, I would be honored to meet and learn how I can help you.
Outside of being a therapist, you can find me hiking on the Green Belt with my two pups, pinning plant based recipes, practicing & teaching vinyasa yoga, or listening to Brené Brown’s latest podcast.