"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."
For as long as I can remember I have had an interest and curiosity in people. This curiosity has included how we behave in our relationships, how our families shape our actions and how we process and manage our internal world. I became especially fascinated in how the experiences we have in our lives shape us, and continue to impact us in profound ways for most of our lives.
My interests have provided a pathway for volunteering with military veterans as an adolescent, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Friends University. This graduate program provided the opportunity to explore how trauma, attachment and our physiology play a vital role in both our struggles and our healing.
As I explored various techniques I was continually drawn to the study of trauma, attachment and how our body, mind and spirit are fiercely working together to help us survive and grow.
I became awestruck at the profound strength and resilience that people demonstrate through trauma and struggle. I began my study, training and application of hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing ® These hands on tools and studies have enabled a deeper understanding of human suffering. My therapeutic work with people is intentional, patient and experiential in nature. I hold deeply the belief that our system (mind, body and spirit) holds a capacity for recovery, relief and healing.
I maintain a clinical license in Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of Kansas. Additionally, I am certified in EMDR and I have completed Somatic Experiencing ® training to obtain the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certification.
My passion is in guiding my clients in discovering their innate beauty, wisdom and essence to live happier, more fulfilling lives.