“The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotions. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.” – Kurdish saying
How I Got Here
By becoming a therapist and Reiki practitioner in my forties, I bring the experience and wisdom of half a life well-lived. I bring the enthusiasm and curiosity of someone who has witnessed individuals capable of great change and healing. I come to this work with a passion for mentoring others in their growth and healing. I believe that everyone has within themselves the ability to heal themselves.
I have been working with adults and children for over 14 years. I began working with children and their families as a drama teacher and realized I had a gift for helping families heal through expressive arts.
I graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where I studied Jungian Psychology. I am currently registered as an intern with the Oregon State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists pursuing licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I am also a certified Reiki Master Practitioner.
I love my work and cannot think of any greater privilege than being able to assist in the healing of others. I honor this privilege by listening deeply to my clients with my mind, body, spirit, and heart.
Based on my training and understanding of current neuroscience research, I have seen that the difficult experiences we have faced are stored in our body in complex ways. This often leads to coping skills that may cause physical, emotional, and spiritual distress. I am curious about these aspects of an individual and believe that all individuals have the innate ability to heal themselves and that healing is an integrative process. As a result, I believe in a holistic, relational approach.
I utilize EMDR as well as somatic and mindfulness practices in combination with depth psychology to assist you in understanding how your past experiences have influenced your belief systems and what your body is trying to communicate. For those that are interested, I can also integrate Reiki energy healing into our work.
I provide a safe container to explore past experiences, body sensations, and belief systems which you feel may be limiting you from experiencing your authentic self in its wholeness. Together we will forge a path of discovery assisting you in healing the wounds of your past so you can experience wholeness and live a more joyful life.
I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and depression and work with adults, couples, and adolescents. It is important to find a practitioner you feel comfortable and safe with. I encourage you to reach out and schedule a free initial phone consultation to see if we are a good fit. I am looking forward to sharing this journey with you.
“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” – Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu