I am an integrative psychotherapist. I get asked often, “What is integrative psychotherapy?”. Let me tell you what it is for me: I see the individual holographically as mind, body, and spirit with different levels of energy and consciousness. I believe in a quantum approach to healing; we are all energy, and energy is a part of all healing. I see my purpose as “being a healing coach”…holding space with the person for his/her own self-healing, offering guidance and integrating mind-body care to support the individual in coming to know who he/she truly is. We have a God-given knowing of who we are, but through experience, life, relationships, challenges, trauma, we lose that true knowing. My desire is to help you come back to that knowing. I have the privilege of working with children, teens, adults, and families. I also work specifically with trauma-related and attachment-based issues with both children and adults. [Check out Creative Healing Arts For Children and Integrative Psychotherapy pages for detailed fact sheets about what I do and my services.]
My other “profession” (I say that because that is what I desire to become) is that I am a writer. I find pleasure in writing children’s picture books, early readers, as well as, poetry. I, of course, tend to integrate what I do and what I am learning about me and life into my writing. I also like to: draw, create, design graphics, cook, and learn new things that stimulate my creativity.
I enjoy seasonal outdoor activities such as: snowshoeing, hiking, bicycling, and kayaking…and lastly I like to take that Sunday afternoon drive to “nowhere”.