The beliefs that shape my practice
We feel sadness for losses we fail to recognize-people, places, time and space.
Our life should be one of intention, not of reaction.
Our truth is within us, and being able to hear our truth allows us to create a happy, fulfilling and beautiful life that is uniquely and authentically our own.
The more we detach from outcomes, the more joy we discover
Our life and the environment we create should inspire us and others.
We are born with our temperament, but resiliency and coping skills can be learned.
Our ability to listen to and regulate our nervous system allows us to tap into the inner truth and wisdom-and we all possess this power.
I am a licensed Professional Counselor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), as well as a Board Certified National Counselor. I am also trained and Certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist®️ through The Grief Recovery Institute®️.
I received my undergraduate degrees in Human and Organizational Development and Psychology in 1993 and my Master's in Counseling degree in 2000, both from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In addition, I completed classes at UMKC which apply towards an Education Specialist degree in Marriage and Family work.
Drawing from a Cognitive-Behavioral therapeutic background, coupled with a strong foundation in Somatic Experiencing, individual counseling sessions allow for the exploration of our values, meaning of life, roles and responsibilities, and of social and family relationships in a safe and compassionate environment.