"Run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal."
As a therapist, writer, and speaker, I strive to be a catalyst for discovering what is underneath and bringing it to the surface. This may be where my love of humpback whales comes from. Part of our evolution is learning who we are and then creating a life consistently attuning to ourselves.
This website is where you can find information on my somatic therapy practice, my writing life & publications, how to book me as a speaker or podcast guest, my blog, and resources to help you rediscover what makes you come alive.
As a somatic therapist in private practice at Northwest Somatics, my hope is to help others transform trauma into a sense of self and a sense of worthiness. I believe in the healing powers of right-hemisphere processing (beyond language), grounding, intuition, stillness, and movement. We all have an innate ability to move in the direction of healing, but because trauma often happens in relationship, healing does too. When your trust has been broken, it takes courage to seek out help in the form of connection. My intention is to create an attuned space to discover your way forward.
Creative writing is how I "walk the talk." I am my truest self when I am sitting at a coffee shop, sipping a latte, and typing on my computer. I love all genres: poetry, including English-language haiku, fiction, and creative nonfiction. I am currently pursing an MFA in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. My works-in-progress are a novel and collection of essays and poetry.
Over the years, working as a freelance writer has helped me develop my written communication skills, as well as, provided me with a platform to disseminate information on mental health and chronic illness, two things I am passionate about. I also share this information through speaking engagements and podcast interviews.
What you need to know about me—I love to travel, do things I've never done before, read, and create. Last but not least, I adore my Jack Russell Terrier mix, Scooter. Don't ask me about him, because I won't be able to stop talking.