I am trained in Somatic Experiencing trauma healing, as developed by Dr. Peter Levine, and have been fortunate to study with a number of wonderful teachers: Steve Hoskinson, Ariel Giarretto, Kathy Kain, Joshua Sylvae, Abi Blakeslee, and Raja Selvam. Another significant influence on my practice has been Ray Castellino, who developed the Womb Surround work, along with Mary Jackson and Tara Blasco. I am a licensed massage therapist and holistic healer, in practice since 2008. My background includes training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Visionary Craniosacral Work with Hugh Milne, Lactation counseling, and a number of massage modalities. Yoga and spiritual practice have been important parts of my life, and I completed the Shivakali yoga teacher training in 2022 with Serge Bandura. Besides a background in these holistic modalities, I am a registered nurse, working with mothers, newborns, children, and young adults since 2014.
True healing occurs when we feel a sense of trust and safety. I look forward to providing a welcoming space for our work together and discovering how I can support you in your healing.
In 2001, as a young college student, I was led to a path of healing after leaving an abusive relationship and experiencing a bicycling accident that left me with broken bones and a shaken nervous system. I discovered the power of hands-on healing for the first time in the study of Reiki. I eventually found my way to the Yellow Springs Dharma Center and began practicing meditation. After graduating from Antioch College with a degree in Cultural Interdisciplinary Studies, I began to deepen in my meditation practice. I travelled to Burma where I practiced with Sayadaw U Tejaniya, known for teaching insight meditation in a way so as to make the practices accessible in daily life, not just on the meditation cushion. In this current of integrative spirituality, I have been a student of the Diamond Approach since 2012. This has been a primary source of spiritual sustenance for me and has supported me in bringing a spirit of inquiry and compassion to session work. I have also been influenced by yoga, pilgrimage, contact improvisation dance, indigenous traditions, Judaism, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and many wonderful teachers in these lineages to whom I owe a debt of gratitude.