My Journey

When I turned 30, I thought I had my life figured out. I was married, with two young daughters, had given up my teaching career to be a stay-at-home mom, and was living the life I thought I wanted- proverbial white picket fence included. The problem...I was unhappy, more like miserable. I thought these were the ALL things I wanted, so why did it all feel so wrong?

I soon discovered that I was not living my truth or anywhere near engaging with my passions. Depression set in and it was challenging to find joy in anything. I used to put videos on for my girls, so I could go cry in the bedroom. I knew for the sake of my daughters and myself, I needed to figure my life out.


A series of serendipitous events opened the door to the energy healing world, where I soon discovered new passion and connection. It led me down a new path of inquiry and exploration, where I began training with other healers and learning different modalities, such as Reiki, hands-on healing and crystal medicine. I ended up training in clairvoyant and meditation teacher training programs, left my marriage (after a great deal of therapy) and started my own business as a professional organizer.

As I dove into to all of these avenues for the purpose of my own healing, it became clear that this was the work I wanted to do. Over the past decade, I expanded my studies training in feng shui design and more recently, went back to graduate school to study transpersonal psychology, art therapy and clinical mental health counseling.

All of these tools combined have created an amazing support system for creating holistic healing in all aspects of your life. I consider myself to be the bridge between the world of science and academia connected with the realm of woo, incorporating both when appropriate. If you feel drawn to work with me, I would love to schedule a free inquiry call where we can connect and see how my offerings may serve you to help you move out of stuck-ness. I am constantly discovering new ways to create balance as life changes and would be honored to help you do the same.

Professional Bio

  • Community mental health counseling ~ Mental Health Partners, Naropa Community Counseling Center

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Transpersonal Psychology & Art Therapy ~ Naropa University

  • Trauma informed training incorporating Art Therapy and Equine Therapy ~ Naropa University

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) & Registered Art Therapist-Provisional (ATR-P)

  • Certified Feng Shui Consultant and Home Stager ~ Feng Shui Designs

  • Reiki I Certification ~ Usui Shiko Ryoho

  • Meditation Instruction and Clairvoyant Training ~ Psychic Horizon's Center

  • Conscious Uncoupling Certified Coach ~  Katherine Woodward Thomas

  • MA, Teaching ~ Virginia Commonwealth University

  • BA, Anthropology & Fine Arts: Art History ~ University of Colorado, Boulder

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