"There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life." ~ Tara Brach
Good therapy can be described as a mutual collaboration between the therapist and client that will always be respectful of your natural healing process. In many ways you may already have the knowledge and resources necessary for healing, but sometimes we all need guidance to empower those parts of our selves. I believe there is a place for laughter and humor in therapy. I believe that bouncing around ideas with someone who sees you as a fundamentally whole person can feel good. I don't believe in diagnosing or labeling people. I believe the better we learn to take care of ourselves, the stronger we become. I don't believe in quick fixes. I believe that to truly make changes in our lives we must first accept where we are and not bully ourselves about how we aren't where we think we should be. Often the healing process involves both acquiring new skills and letting go of old beliefs that are no longer useful. I believe therapy can help you develop an unshakable skill in choosing wisely for yourself. I believe we all need help at some point in our lives to excavate and reclaim our precious dreams, yearnings, and gifts.
Before becoming a licensed psychotherapist, I worked as a personal trainer and yoga instructor in Houston, Texas. I have a unique perspective in the counseling field because my background has allowed me to witness the close relationship between our bodies and minds and how developing this connection can increase self-awareness for healing and personal growth. I received a masters degree in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly (and sisterly!) love, and returned to Houston to set up my private practice. I became affiliated with The Center for Creative Resources where I pursued a interest in community art projects and teaching self-compassion meditation. After my husband accepted a position in Boise, I relocated in 2017 to set up my private practice. I am thrilled to call Boise my home. I am continuously learning from perspectives in mindful self-compassion (MSC), somatic psychotherapy, Toltec wisdom, nature-based psychotherapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Reiki Healing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). You don't have to be familiar with these words and acronyms to benefit from sessions. I believe that trust and connection comes first. My intention is to help you turn life's difficult challenges into your greatest source of inspiration.