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Greetings! Welcome to learning more about me and my career journey as a holistic existential therapist. 

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As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the state of Colorado, I serve many individuals through work with a non-profit agency and a private practice. I have worked in a wide range of settings with different ages and therapeutic modalities since 2011. My background in attachment and early childhood trauma, allows me to support my clients and families in finding patterns of pain and stagnation. This has really allowed me to grow as an individual and as a therapist. My philosophy has changed over the years from being a traditional clinician to viewing myself more as a healer or an assistant to help people fully learn who they are as individuals.

 

My goal is to help others learn how to heal themselves. Much of therapy can be similar to "trying to fit a square peg in a round hole", meaning that some therapists view that their goal is to help you stop a behavior or gain a behavior. My belief is that you have to really look at what the behavior is serving or it's purpose. Whether it's determined by you as good or bad, it's there for a reason. It's become your strategy and it serves you in some way, even if it does not feel that way to you. I am always one to "explore" and be "curious". 

In the last several years, I have been a certified trainer and practitioner in Adoption Competent Therapy since 2016 and my speciality is working with adoptees and assisting them navigate through their existential questions and unique needs. Working with adoptees has a unique skill set that allows adoptees to explore adoption related themes that can continue throughout their lifetime. This is not common knowledge amongst other therapists, and it can make a huge difference on an adoptee's therapeutic story. 

I also provide consultation and clinical supervision to professionals who work with mind-body connections through breathing and mindfulness practices. I have been consulting for the last two years, and I enjoy sharing tips and what I have learned along the way. 

 

I am a certified yoga teacher, and I have been incorporating yoga techniques into my psychotherapy. This has wonderful potential to bring more body/brain healing to those who suffer from symptoms of trauma. 

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