My Approach to Helping
I love my work. It is a privilege to walk alongside people who are doing the best they can. I help my clients find strength and tools within themselves, so they can better reckon with their own stories, manage their challenges, and triumph. Hearing “I need help” is deeply humbling to me. Admitting the need for help is a revolutionary act of courage.
I've worked in a variety of settings, including grief support centers, outpatient clinics, and eating disorder treatment clinics.
My work has taught me that everyone struggles with something. Everyone has a story. These stories are worth sharing and hearing. The beauty of the work we do together is that it helps us understand your story in new ways. We'll collaborate to help you own your story, embracing self-compassion and non-judgment. Together we'll help you find a place where you can rewrite your story's ending so that it aligns with your values.
I am honored that you are interested in learning more. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I discovered Brené Brown's TEDX talks about shame and vulnerability in 2011. At the time, I worked with people who had disordered eating, and heard recurring themes of shame. Browns' work on resilience, shame, and vulnerability strongly resonated with me. I attended a national training in 2012, and became a Certified Connections Facilitator. Connections is the curriculum Brown developed with Hazeldon, and is based upon her book, I thought it Was Just Me.
Brown's research has steadily deepened. She continues to evolve her curriculum to align with her data, and to write books. I'm lucky to be involved in her community. She developed the Daring Way curriculum, which sprung from her book Daring Greatly. I became a certified facilitator for that curriculum, too.
After the release of Brown's latest book, Rising Strong, I returned to Texas to master the new curriculum. It's exciting to be at the cutting edge of such revolutionary work. I've facilitated many Daring Way groups and intensives. I work with clinical professionals, community leaders, and therapy clients.
I'm excited to bring the Rising Strong curriculum to our community. If you would like to join a group, let me know. I'm happy to discuss upcoming opportunities with you.