I work with people to heal and transform at the core of who they are. To discover a new relationship to themselves and to embody this in the most authentic, healthiest life possible.
This is my true specialty. Weaving back and forth between the depths of a person, that inner life of old memories, unconscious messages, dreams, and core wounds and the familiar life of daily thoughts, nutrition, behaviors, environments, and mindset.
Since I work with people holistically, in their inner lives and outer behaviors, I've become particularly adept at the following work.
(If this work calls to you, check out my Work With Me Page for more information about how we can work together.)
I have worked with hundreds of clients on their weight loss success. I know that weight loss is not simply a matter of calories and exercise. If this were the case you could simply diet your weight away and it would stay off.
But that's not how it works. My clients see their best success when we work on their lives in a holistic manner. Addressing not only nutrition and exercise, but their states of mind, their habits and the life they are creating.
Weight loss is just as much about the mind as it is the body and this is what allows me to truly reach and support my clients. I understand how hard it is to change a behavior. Not only have I studied behavioral change through neurology and behavioralism, but I have experienced it inside and out.
I put this knowledge to good use in finding the other bits of life often overlooked, which directly affect my client's health and wellbeing as well as their goals.
Not only have I experienced mental health challenges and all that it takes to balance them through my own bipolar and trauma, but I have worked with War Veterans, Cancer Survivors and others with Depression, PTSD, and any number of mental health challenges.
The goal is not simply to survive, it is to thrive while healing and using these experiences to further understand yourself, your walk in life, and what you have to offer the world.
I am a Peer Wellness Specialist licensed by the State of Oregon and trained to help facilitate your own transformation and goals. Helping you find your power and agency to do exactly what it is you are meant to do.
I bring to this work everything I have learned to balance and empower my own life and mind, my training, my research, my personal experience, and all that I have experienced with other clients.
Transformation through the challenges of mental health is an absolute passion of mine. I am truly thankful that I have the privilege of understanding mental health challenges in my own life in order to help others with their own empowerment and transformation.
Personally I have overcome smoking, marijuana, alcohol, and codependency addictions.
I have also worked with many clients on ranging from smoking to alcohol, to sugar, and people. I am trained as a Peer Wellness Specialist in both mental health and addiction recovery and I am a licensed Recovery Mentor with the State of Oregon.
I have found that while we are often ashamed and shamed for our addictive behavior, our experiences of addiction and our road to recovery and our maintenance of sobriety is some of the most enlightening and self empowering work a person can do in their lives.
I bring this understanding to addiction work. Personal understanding and understanding of the neurology and psychology of addiction itself. I can help you not only overcome your addictions but better understand yourself and what has led to these behaviors.
Often at the root of this search we find our greatest strengthens and a deepening of our wisdom.
Spiritual Awakening and Crisis
My recovery from substances and mental health challenges went hand in hand with spiritual healing and a quest for greater spiritual well being.
Raised in a conservative Christian home I understand what it is like to have to walk away from the traditions one has been raised in. I also understand the rapture of discovering your own spiritual path.
I am absolutely obsessed with spiritual traditions, their histories, theologies, beliefs, and the experiences of their practitioners, and I have been able to use this to help clients find their own spiritual path.
When unfamiliar mythos enters your life and dreams I am able to connect the dots from traditions spread across the world and throughout time. I work with my own life taught knowledge, trainings from shamans, rabbis, and other spiritual practitioners, a deep sense of intuition, and spiritual guidance.
I can give context and an outsider's perspective on this spiritual path often filled with both awe and terror. Giving you a better look at what you are going through. And when times get overwhelming or you are lost in the liminal I can help you remember the rest of life, the whole you.
We'll stay grounded with the basics of physical and mental self-care, and the establishment of concrete life goals that incorporate your spiritual truth.