As a clinical social worker, counselor, and a sister traveler, I am concerned about your overall well-being and will provide attentive listening, acceptance, empathy, encouragement, and will walk alongside you on your journey, with all the challenges and transitions before you. Even in times of stress, worry, pain, despair, and loneliness, there is an opportunity for you to return to your wholeness. Together, we will discuss your situation and work towards you feeling more at ease, and your life being more meaningful and fulfilling.
I use a variety of relational, body-mind, Brainspotting, and Lifespan Integration approaches to address your concerns and challenges. Brainspotting locates points in your visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Locating and processing these spots can release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. Lifespan Integration (LI) relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself and it combines active imagination, the juxtaposition of ego states in time, and a visual timeline of memories to facilitate neural integration and healing.
I have learned that in the darkest times, there is often hope that can be found; and when there is no hope, there is awareness and possibly acceptance to be discovered. For the last 20 years, I have counseled people who are experiencing challenging times and transitions through my work in private practice, non-profit organizations, hospice and palliative care, state agencies, and in higher education.
I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Boise State University, and earned an advanced certified hospice and palliative care social worker credential due to my extensive experience in this area. My training also includes undergraduate work at Clemson University, graduate work at Oregon State University, and regular participation in clinical supervision and continuing education.