In early 2020 I became a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. The Daring Way™is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. Her research has been a significant part of my practice supporting clients in their courageous process of vulnerability and building shame resilience.
This year I look forward to completing my 200 hours to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I have been practicing yoga for the past 30 years and am constantly reminded that I show up better in my life as a therapist, friend, partner, parent if I show up on my mat first.
I frequently use trauma-informed yoga in my sessions with clients to reinforce how our bodies communicate with us what we need and a pathway to healing.
My practice values the self determination of every human and the rights to make their own choices.
As I practice anti-racism, I am aware that BIPOC individuals are not afforded equal choices due to structural and systemic racism.
I work diligently to create a space where clients feel seen and heard. I acknowledge that as a cisgender heterosexual white bodied woman there are privileges afforded to me and aspects of racism and discrimination I do not know.
I am committed to lifelong learning and listening to know better and do better.