I am most passionate about working with individuals who feel like they are “not good enough” or who feel broken or flawed in some way. So many times we take on unconscious beliefs about our life from early on that stem from trauma, neglect, abuse or loss and those hidden but powerful beliefs end up dictating most of the rest of our life. Ask yourself if you’ve ever secretly told yourself “I’m unlovable”, “I’m invisible”. “I don’t matter”, “I’m not good enough”, “I’m worthless”, “I’m inadequate”, “I’m a failure”, “I’m powerless”…. I could go on and on, but you get the point. These negative core beliefs that we took on as children have amazing power over us all of our lives, until we heal them.
And healing them is not only possible, its very do-able. As an experienced therapist, I work with people who have experienced trauma in their life, no matter how big or small, whether it be in their family of origin, their relationships, their work place or their communities. My clients often feel overwhelmed and confused by their past experiences, and how those have impacted them emotionally, physically, socially and psychically. Navigating through life’s transitions is hard enough, but it can be downright daunting when we have “baggage” hanging on from our past.
I invite you to work together with me to explore those wounds, and old belief systems to heal from past traumas, develop self-acceptance and understanding, gain more self-compassion and confidence and move toward a healthy, happier life. I use a variety of approaches including Energy Psychology/Body Centered Techniques for releasing trauma quickly and permanently, Shamanic healing methods including soul retrieval, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Past Life Regression and Hypnotherapy, The goal of our therapy sessions together, will be to help you develop the emotional fortitude needed to move more easily through difficult times and lead a more meaningful and successful life.
A LITTLE INFO ABOUT ME: My initiation into healing arts probably began as a child when I was blessed with experiencing a variety of paranormal events that helped me to learn and trust clairaudient and clairvoyant communication with spirit.
My formal initiation began in 1996 in Portland, Oregon when I began studying Shamanic Healing though the Foundation For Shamanic Studies. I have trained with Sandra Ingerman in Soul Retrieval techniques and with several shamanic practitioners incorporating the healing energies of nature, doing divination work and teaching others to learn to do shamanic journey work. In 1998, I began training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It was here that I really began to understand how the body stores traumatic material subconsciously, that the physical body can manifest that stored material in physical and emotional disease and that the body can release that stored memory and it’s subsequent effects given the opportunity and assistance with proper techniques. In 1999, I completed training in Dynamic Energetic Healing™, a powerful protocol that encompasses a variety of healing modalities drawn from the Energy Psychology field. Energetic Healing focuses on helping clients to identify negative emotions, limiting beliefs and old traumas held in the energetic pathways of the body, explore the origins or root causes of these disturbances that may have occurred in current or past life or carried through on an ancestral lineage and then release them. Since then I have studied and certified in a variety of Energy Psychology techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), Tapas Acupressure Technique, Dynamic Energetic Healing, Healing from the Body Level Up, and many more. I am a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology since 2004. In 2006 I completed a 2 year intensive training with the Wellness Institute in Heart Centered Hypnotherapy. And in 2019, I completed the Essentials training in RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory) These trainings utilize the client’s wise intuitive self along with guided prompts from the therapist to bring into consciousness, then clear and heal the past trauma memories still carried in the mind and body.
My goal is to facilitate an awakening within you and deep healing of long-held problematic patterns and destructive core beliefs that are keeping you from living life to its fullest and finding joy and peace of mind in your daily life. I combine body-centered/energetic healing, EMDR trauma release, shamanic healing (including soul retrieval), and light hypno-therapy to provide clients with an integrated approach to spiritual healing, personal growth and emotional well-being. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Social Work, Certifications in Hypnotherapy and Energy Psychology and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in private practice since 1995.
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