I am a hopeful, curious, playful, kind, feminist, mom who loves dance, food and healing! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan and Washington. I earned my Masters of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago in 2010 and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Michigan State University in 2008. I’ve worked in inpatient psychiatry, community mental health and private practice. My current/ongoing training is in trauma sensitive movement, mindfulness, intersectional feminist and anti-oppressive approaches.
no one that is suffering is not an indicator of the ways in which the society itself is suffering
– Rev. angel Kyodo williams
“…And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” — Rolf Gates
Treatment Approach, Areas of Ongoing Training
Mindfulness is based on early Buddhist philosophy and in western mental health treatment, refers to developing moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment using activities such as meditation, yoga and other movement/breath work.
Trauma Sensitive Movement uses a variety of body based techniques to build present moment awareness, choice making skills and reclaim autonomy.
Anti-Oppression, Intersectional Feminist Therapy looks at social, cultural, political and power structures that shape how we feel and function. The work strives to dismantle oppression both structurally and individually through increased awareness and empowerment.