My Approach to Helping
I am a registered psychotherapist who graduated from Naropa University with a Master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. I have certifications or training in herbalism, yoga, Reiki, and mindfulness meditation. I incorporate tools from Hakomi, Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, Transpersonal Psychology, and more.
I work with my clients to co-create a custom blend of tools that best support each individual. Each session is spontaneous and creative, allowing whatever is alive in you in that moment to arise. I use many different approaches to help my clients heal and embody their truest, fullest selves.
Everyone experiences suffering and pain. And, we all contain everything we need to heal. You are the agent of your own transformation. My role is to walk with you on your own unique path and help you uncover your internal wisdom, vitality, and wholeness. I will both gently hold your experience and lovingly challenge you. I view my clients through a compassionate lens, bringing loving-kindness, curiosity, honesty, humor, and acceptance.
My practice is located at Pachamama Farm and Wellness, a beautiful farm just outside of Boulder. Surrounded by stunning views of the Foothills, fields of organically grown vegetables and fruit, joyfully roaming animals, and a medicinal herb garden, my office is an ideal place to heal. The wellness center also offers acupuncture and herbal medicine resources. We provide integrative healing that addresses your physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual needs.
More Info About My Practice
I offer sessions that last anywhere from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, based on clients' needs. I do not work with insurance. Instead, I offer sliding scale fees and work with each client individually to determine a sustainable fee. Contact me for a free 30 minute consultation to see if I am the right fit for you.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am skilled at working with:
- Addictions (Substance or process)
- Eating disorders
- Body image/ Self-Worth/ Self-Esteem/ Self-love
- Depression/ Anxiety
- Extreme states of emotion
- Complex/ Early Childhood Trauma
- Attachment and Relational Difficulties
- Social anxiety
- Alternative relationship/lifestyle choices
- Meaning/ Purpose/ Spirituality
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I feel so lucky that I get to do work that I am absolutely in love with. To me, there is nothing richer than the terrain I enter with my clients. I love getting to know other people and their unique world.
I see myself as a guide through the thresholds of change. I enjoy walking through the unknown with my clients as they discover, reclaim, integrate, or transform their many parts.
I am honored to be a witness to all parts of another, to be able to reflect back their truth, and offer unconditional compassion. I am honored to sit with others in both their suffering and their joy.
I aspire to empower my clients to heal, cultivating self-love and a fulfilling life.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
I believe that everything we do comes from an initially healthy impulse. We may want to feel better, get out of our pain, find connection/intimacy, nourish the places where we feel empty, etc. These are all healthy impulses. The way we try to fill these basic needs may be hurting us or someone else. Basically, these attempts are not working.
I believe it is important to look at what is not working and causing suffering. I support my clients to inquire whether the particular pattern, habit, belief, etc is supporting or deterring from their growth and wellness. Is it life-enhancing or life-detracting?
Many of our patterns, beliefs, wounds, etc come from previous experiences that have shaped us. I believe it is important to safely delve into whatever emotion, memory, or belief is stuck in order to move through it and release it. A lot of this work is done through present-moment inquiry, body-based practices, mindfulness techniques, and internal parts work, all with the foundation of a strong and trustworthy therapeutic relationship.