I have always felt a calling to teach, guide and lead.
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I began my professional journey as an addiction and mental health therapist. I absolutely loved what I did and who I was serving and helping on a daily basis. But, there came a moment in time where I felt unfulfilled and this overarching sense of sadness I didn't quite understand.
I had everything I wanted, everything I needed and more, but I felt disengaged and disconnected from myself, my relationships and the world around me.
I was not present - I was missing out on my own life. I was not taking care of myself. Talk therapy was not working for me anymore. I noticed there was a gap in my own healing journey and that is when I dove head first into holistic healing modalities.
I attribute these modalities to opening my mind, heart, and bringing me back to my spirit - amplifying every area of my life.
This is what has led me on my true path of growth and healing, and I deeply want the same for you.
MY JOURNEY INTO HOLISTIC HEALING
By 2012 I had obtained both my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work and I was excited to start serving a wide range of people in different capacities. Two years into this path I was finding huge success in my career and was in a loving and healthy relationship, however, something still felt off. I felt a cloud of sadness over me, a sense of unfulfillment, an eb and flow of continuous anxiety. I realized I wasn't living what I was teaching. I wasn't moving through my own personal trauma, self esteem issues, beliefs, perceptions, projections, expectations, resentments, judgements and communication issues.
I was able to teach others how to do all of this but I was not able to recognize the shifts that I needed to make within myself. This led to a spiritual breakdown (or as Brene Brown says, a spiritual awakening). After years of being mad at God and my religious upbringing. I was ready to learn something new. I knew, deep within my soul, that there was something bigger calling to me. Waiting for me to see the world around me a little differently. In the beginning, I was met with a ton of shame, guilt, fear and anxiety. As a good social worker :) , I began to reach out to others for support.
Over the past 5 years I have worked with coaches, mentors, energy healers, breathwork guides, plant medicine to begin my healing journey and to learn more about the emotions involved with changing engrained ways of thinking and being. I dove into yoga - completing a 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018. Yoga taught me how to be in my body, especially when I was leaning into those hard emotions. Yoga taught me how to breathe deeper and hold sacred space for myself and others.
My teacher at the time also trained Reiki Practitioners. (Reiki simply meaning rei - spiritual ki - energy). I didn't know anything about Reiki at the time. The bitter and judgmental part of me thought I was crazy, but I felt this call, this pull, to begin learning and practicing. I was a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner in a matter of 3 months. Energy Healing feels like something I have been doing for lifetimes.
To witness my client's energy shift and change in a matter of 20-30 minutes of this work is astounding.
It will continue to be one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. To be able to offer this type of healing and calm to the nervous system is an honor, a gift (to myself and the person receiving).
Other modalities I continue to use and work with are Pranic Healing and Breathwork. Pranic Healing is a hands-off healing technique working with the inner and outer energy centers of the body. Reiki is a hands-on healing technique that also works on the energy centers of the body. If you would like to learn more, both modalities are explained more in depth HERE. The breathwork practice I use helps to break up the energy within the body for mental, emotional, physical and spiritual cleansing and healing. Breathwork continues to be a powerful and accessible modality I use for myself, clients and at all of my retreats.
All of this to say, counseling (helping you work through thought forms, emotions and bodily sensations) and energy healing (calming the nervous system; full system healing; feeling supported and nourished) are my passion. I love being able to help my clients feel more like themselves; to feel better than they've ever felt; to feel conscious and confident; to feel fulfilled, on purpose; and connected - on all levels.
This is my life's work.
CREDENTIALS & TRAINING
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelors in Social Work from Auburn University
Certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner
Pranic Healing & Pranic Psychotherapy Trained
200 hour RYT Yoga Teacher
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