When I was seventeen, I watched a close friend transform his life. He’d experienced considerable anxiety for as long as I’d known him, until in high school he began to break through it all through spiritual practice. He went on to exemplify a kind of joy that awakened my own longing for growth and maturation.
I eventually found inspiration through meditation, which included a year of residential practice, initiating a tangible physical and emotional healing process and anchoring me in a spiritual practice of my own. I also began working with a few skilled therapists, providing the relational context I needed to access a more intimate way of being in the world.
I’ve spent the following years studying experiential and somatically-based therapies, such as Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing, while completing a master’s degree in counseling. I now work with individuals, couples, and other relationship types in private practice. I’m a Registered Intern through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists under the ongoing supervision of Susie Snyder, LCSW and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).
I consider it a great blessing to be involved in work that I love within a wonderful community of clients, colleagues, family, and friends.