A little about me:
First and foremost, I am a soul having a human experience! And in this human experience, I am finding my way back to my soul!
What does this all mean??
This means, I am trained and licensed as a psychotherapist. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work. During my social work career I worked in child welfare, with folks with significant mental illness, and with people dealing with homelessness and substance abuse, and finally college mental health. I started a private psychotherapy practice in 2009. Coincidently, 2009 is when I first started to explore my spirituality.
I started my spiritual exploration with a Reiki class. To be totally honest, I took Reiki 1 and 2 without fully believing in energy healing. I did not have the cool experiences the other students had and I was not even sure that it was doing anything at all. And yet, I felt drawn to keep seeking...
I became a Reiki Master Teacher in 2011, and with my curiosity and courage now piqued, I sought out a year-long individual intuitive mentorship program the following year. In 2013, I attended a weekend presentation of three amazing mediums who stunned me with their accurate and detailed readings of audience members' deceased loved ones. After that profound experience, I was sold. I said to myself, "That's what I want, I want to be a medium!" I sat in fear for a few months until I took my first mediumship class in the fall of 2013.
As I began to explore mediumship, I became curious about all forms of spiritual connection. I was particularly curious about the use of intuition as a tool to assist in healing. I explored lots of intuitive modalities, such as, reading the Akashic Records, oracle card reading, and animal communication.
By 2016, I started feeling like it was time for me to fly from the safety nest of intuitive classes out into the real world, and so I asked Spirit to help me do so... long story short, my intuitive business was developed. For a long time I kept my psychotherapy practice and my intuitive practice separate, yet I couldn't help but be "me" in all of my sessions. My intuitive readings felt therapeutic, and my therapy sessions became more spiritual.
In order to find the truest expression of me within the context of my work, I stopped working as a traditional therapist (meaning, I came off of insurance panels, quit diagnosing, and stopped keeping clinical notes). I considered myself more of a coach and mentor to support others in their growth. My services are less about what I call myself or what we label the session - for me, it is showing up for you with the intention of being in service to your highest good.
I keep current with my social work license sure because I worked really hard for it! The definition of "social worker" is still very much who I am. I am still a psychology nerd at heart and am perpetually fascinated by the human mind - and yet, I also see the limitations of psychology when trying to make sense of the human experience. I often will draw on my clinical therapy knowledge in sessions, so it feels important to continue to support this part of me. Additionally, I continuously seek new spiritual information and practices to enhance my knowledge base on traditions (as well as come to my own conclusions) to support this other part of my work. And right down the middle - I am always learning new things based on my art, writing, and creative process, which will often seep into my work as well.
If there is something you think I may be able to help you with, and you don't see it labeled under my services tab, please don't hesitate to reach out. I love being creative and am always open to designing a service for your specific need.