Since childhood I have been acutely intuitive, empathic and felt compassion for the suffering of all people. I have healed and transformed from my own story of suffering-always a work in progress. The calling to be a psychotherapist is rooted in my personal transformation and is an essential part of who I am.
I was born in Washington D.C. in 1972 and raised in a Virginia suburb until my early twenties. I have lived in Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco, and New York city. Seattle is my current home.
As as child I felt a strong connection with my soul and the divine. When I say “soul”, I mean my essence, true self, or authentic self. Soul is the knowing we feel within of being who we really are. When I speak of “the divine” I am referring to the transpersonal aspect of life, beyond and bigger than the self. You can call the divine by many names; spirit, nature, life, universe, god, goddess, oneness, source, the mystery, a specific name of a being…what matters most is your personal connection with the transpersonal.
My relationship with the divine is non-religious, non-dogmatic, experienced-based, and rooted in a feeling of oneness that honors nature and perceives spirit as love. We each have our own connection with spirit and I welcome the variety of practices and beliefs each person values, so long as the belief does not oppress or cause harm to anyone.
Experiencing a life changing psychic awakening in 1995, my sense of self transformed. I knew my calling was to use the gift to be a guide for others on their healing journey. I began as a professional Tarot reader (in 2001). I became a psychotherapist to journey with clients through the healing process. A reading reveals the message about what needs healing. Therapy is doing the healing work the messages reveal.
I have delved into a variety of metaphysical and psychological modalities over the years. Tarot, astrology, Reiki, crystal healing, shamanism, Kabbalah, past life regression, Buddhism, yoga, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), hypnotherapy, and depth psychology being among my favorites. I use skills from the spiritual and psychological, bridging the worlds.
As for official schooling, I am trained as an NLP, Hypnotherapy and Reiki practitioner from Bennett Stellar University. I have a Masters in Psychology from Saybrook University. Currently I am a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA).
I am also an artist and writer. Making art is my greatest passion. I enjoy painting, writing poetry, novels, short stories, blogs, taking photographs and I have aspirations to write for and act in theater. I am currently in the process of developing an Artist Collective in Seattle, integrating the healing arts with creative expression.
I see our life stories as a quest to metaphorically turn suffering into gold. Creating the personal myth is the soul at play, even through the most painful injustices, trauma, and struggles. From this well, I offer my support and guidance to you.
contact me: email@example.com or call (503)686-8101