Work with Me
Creative, Trauma-informed, Embodied Coaching for Highly Sensitive People.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. ~Carl Rogers
Healing can be frustrating. It can be messy. It can often look like our lives are falling apart before they come together. If you’re reading this, maybe you’re feeling that way right now.
Maybe you feel utterly exhausted. Maybe your thoughts race and pulse like anxious storm clouds. Maybe you feel broken or unworthy. Maybe salty tears roll down your cheeks because your heart hurts so much that you don’t know what to do anymore.
Maybe you yearn to feel creative and alive again. To get out of a rut; to leap forward into the life you know is meant for you.
Maybe your sensitivity feels like more of a curse than a gift.
I’ve been there. It’s not easy, that’s for sure—but I believe our tough times can encourage us dive into our incredible depths and emerge with precious treasures.
I believe as humans, we have this amazing ability to transform.
As a sensitive soul who has experienced several traumas and losses, life has often felt very overwhelming to me. It used to feel like a rollercoaster, where my my emotions were a terrifying ocean that was too vast to even dip a toe in.
I have desperately sought many people who said they were healers and only ended up more wounded.
Through years of work with my sweet and skilled therapist, I have come to see that what truly heals us is not someone fixing us. Nope.
What truly heals us is when someone holds space for us to heal ourselves.
To cry, to heal, to feel, to learn awesome tools and flourish.
Having someone reflect to us our strengths, beauty, and resiliency can be so powerful.
Having someone to deeply listen to us can be incredibly relieving.
It is to know we do not have to carry the burden alone.
I am dedicated to creating a safe space for our work together.
My approach is gentle, collaborative, and creative.
I work from a person-centered framework where I see us as equals, two human beings. I am not a healer. I believe that you are the expert on you—and together, we can dive in and untangle very gently that which feels messy, complicated, impossible, stuck, or frustrating in your life.
I welcome laughter, tears, anger, sorrow, joy and all that you may be feeling to join us in session.
Meditation, grounding, and embodiment exercises are some of my favorite tools. I also appreciate cognitive and motivational interviewing techniques that can help empower clients to take control of thoughts, problem-solve with clarity, and see through overwhelm.
Art has informed my life since I was a youngster and recent research suggests that it can be a powerful way to express emotion, integrate painful experiences and find courage, strength & joy. If this resonates, we can talk about how to incorporate creativity into your coaching process!
Availability & location: Asheville area for in-person sessions. I am also available for online sessions through Skype.
BA in Psychology….SUNY New Paltz, 2011
Certification in Homeopathic Medicine….Hudson Valley School of Homeopathy, 2012
Transformational Life Coach Certification….Southwest Institute of Healing, 2013
MA in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling…Lenoir-Rhyne University, currently finishing program
I am passionate about supporting you and bringing my whole heart to our work.
Your sessions are your time.
I don’t believe in advice-giving. Instead, I love listening. I wish for you to feel seen and heard and. And in this, I hope for you to connect with your own wisdom, answers, needs, and values.
I believe you are resilient and strong. My deepest aim is for sessions to feel empowering to you!
Together, we can practice tools and techniques, pulling from mindfulness, somatic and trauma-informed approaches, art, cognitive therapy, attachment theory, and more.
Watching my clients learn to listen to their own wise, beautiful hearts, make important changes, empowering choices, and be there for themselves—well, this regularly moves me to tears.
Sessions typically last 75 minutes. Initial sessions are usually around 90 minutes.
1 session: $75
2 sessions: $140
4 sessions: $250
8 sessions: $500
*sliding scale options are available upon request*
If you’re interested in coaching, fill out the form below and we can set up time to talk. I love to set aside about 20 mins to do a brief phone consultation (free of charge) so we can get to know each other a bit and I can hear more about what you’re needing at this time.
I look so forward to hearing from you! <3
I have found these books inspiring and delightfully grounded in theory & wisdom. I hope you like them, too!
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine
Healing Trauma by Peter Levine
Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin
We Do by Stan Tatkin
“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know." ~Carl Rogers
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