I have spent over thirty years helping grown ups understand themselves and the young humans they love so much. During that time, I have done much of my own healing and growth, prodded the depths of who I know myself to be, and discovered more than I expected. I’ve found ways to connect more deeply in relationship, with myself, with the earth, and with Spirit, as I understand it. And I continue to grow, stumble, regain balance, grow again. Meditation, yoga, spiritual earth based ritual has been an anchor for me, and something that has grounded my understanding of the science and clinical work I’ve done.
My journey, professionally, started with a multiple-family babysitting business in high school, followed by work in a daycare and as preschool teacher throughout my 20’s when I also became certified as a doula and worked with parents bringing a new babies into the world. I found a passion for learning about early development, the birth process and how what happens during birth can affect us our entire lives.
I gave birth to my own daughter in 1995, and learned a whole different aspect of what it is to be a parent as I stayed home with her for four years.
After that my path took me to graduate school where I earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology, studied Marriage and Family Therapy and specialized in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology, leading me into counseling and trauma therapy for several years. I left the mental health profession and found joy in the expansive realm of mindfulness and yoga, using my intuitive connections to offer guidance and insights to people embarking on the journey into parenthood. I was given the title of Priestess from my own mentor, due to my wisdom and spiritual leadership with non-Christian rituals and wholistic perspectives on childbirth and parenting.
Through my compassionate, sometimes silly, unpretentious way of being with the families and individuals I have worked with, I improve the lives of individuals as well as my community as a whole, locally and globally. This feeds my soul and brings radiance to my life. I enjoy teaching classes, and leading workshops and speaking to groups, and hopefully learn as much from you as I offer whatever wisdom I have gleaned from my own journey.
When I’m not working, I am usually at home where I find my serenity spending time with my wonderful husband who makes me laugh so hard I can’t breathe, working in my wildlife habitat (read: my back yard), managing my furry family (two dogs and a cat) and hanging out with my young adult daughter who I am so very proud of. I practice yoga, and spend time in nature. I am active in the community theater locally, and look for the whimsical in every day.