Bio

Bio

If you are ready to do the work, then I am here for you.  Self-Love is the foundation of healing.  It takes a certain level of responsibility, focus, and time.  Give yourself the gift of healing today, and I am here to support you.

I have years of experience working with people in various settings: domestic violence, troubled teens, teaching: standard and special education; group counseling, case management, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, and mind-body-spirit support. I can easily hold you accountable with love and compassion.  I have helped many folks on their journeys over my adult life and it's something I love to do.

I have been supporting my own health journey for the last 20+ years with holistic medicine; cooking from scratch; fermentation/sprouting/brewing; mind-body techniques; self-exploration; energy healing; growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs; and fitness.

Struggling with my own health imbalances over the years, and working with others, I have realized the amount of work that it takes to create well-rounded health and wellness.  While there are certainly acute conditions that arise from life on planet Earth, many chronic issues are due to layers of emotional, mental, spiritual, and physiological imbalances.  We make decisions every day that impact our whole self.  In my experience, I see that health really is an ebb and flow, and that we must rise to meet ourselves where we are instead of fighting the reality.

I love utilizing diet/nutrient-dense nutritional therapy and highly bio-available herbs as you can find superior results in a short amount of time.  I am also a firm believer in sleep and stress management techniques.  I specialize in empowering others to take charge of their health, no matter the issue or diagnosis.

I truly believe that we heal ourselves, but that we need support and guidance--this is a good thing!! 

We exist in community, and this in itself is healing.

My professional training includes: BA in Psychology and Culture, Teaching Certification and Masters level education courses, Certified in Permaculture Design, Certified in Nutritional Therapy by the Nutritional Therapy Association,  615 hours in Herbal Medicine: Clinical Herbalism with Nicole Telkes in Austin, at her Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine.  I am enrolled in the East West School of Planetary Herbology, Professional Herbalist Course.  I am also enrolled in two Aromatherapy Certifications.  I am also an Epidemic Answers Health Coach and have additional study in Mindset Coaching.  Formal studies in HTMA include: Holistic Mineral Balancing Course/Mentorship.  I am participating in Lynne McTaggart's Power of 8 year-long Intensive Master Class, and am a Reiki Level II.  I am also studying the work of Annie Hopper and her Dynamic Neural Retraining System (Limic System Rehabilitation).

My hobbies include: hiking, camping, gardening, playing, cooking, reading/researching, painting, experimenting, refurbishing furniture, and some light carpentry.