My passion is True Self midwifery. I create a compassionate and nurturing space to inspire and empower women on a Reclaiming Beauty journey by facilitating freedom from their personal struggles and challenges. I believe the counseling process allows the True Self to emerge when the whole person is invited into the experience – Body, Mind and Soul.
In the counseling process I use a creative synthesis of tools to meet your needs and interests. We will work together to discover obstacles to True Self expression, as you courageously take the first steps on your Reclaiming Beauty journey. From there, we will work together to redefine beauty, heal your beauty lost story, and create a plan for living your beauty in the world.
Some common reasons women come to work with me in my practice include:
+ Body image as a path to deeper healing
+ Food and weight struggles/eating disorders
+ Depression and anxiety, and seeking to find the deeper calling beneath these experiences
+ Navigating life transitions
+ Relationship and intimacy issues
+ Reclaiming your life and body from trauma, grief and loss
My approach to counseling is informed by the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS), and I completed Level 1 training in 2014. I also use DBT SKILLS TRAINING, MINDFULNESS TOOLS, the ENNEAGRAM, EXPRESSIVE ARTS, ACTIVE IMAGINATION and RITUAL to facilitate change and growth.
I obtained a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling in 2006 from Western Carolina University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor within the state of North Carolina and have been practicing as a LPC since 2008. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. My undergraduate degree was in MUSIC THERAPY (1997), and I worked for five years as a Board Certified Music Therapist with various populations. I furthered my understanding of the arts as a healing modality by completing a year of study in EXPRESSIVE ARTS Therapy (1999-2000) and am trained as a SoulCollage® Facilitator. Also, I have an extensive background in studying and practicing the therapeutic applications of YOGA since 1998.
Includes 60 minute tarot reading, personalized tarot profile, and action steps. Can be scheduled in person or via Skype.
Tarot Reading: Using the wisdom of the Thoth Tarot deck, you will gain more insight and information on your current Reclaiming Beauty Journey. We will work together to explore how the symbols that show up apply to your process.
Tarot Profile: Learn your unique Tarot Symbols including your Personality and Soul Cards, Current Growth Cycle, Hidden Factor Card and Sun Sign Card. Gain insight on how these symbols can inform your Reclaiming Beauty Journey.
Additional Tarot Reading Option:
Reclaiming Beauty Tarot Reading: Using the Reclaiming Beauty Wisdom Deck, you will receive a “Tarot on the Body” reading, exploring what themes, insights, healing and actions aligned with the energy centers of your body.