I co-create healing.
Not because I am a do-gooder but because I am a truth-seeker…
…& I find truth in everything I offer.
Along with be-ing a licensed master-level therapist, I am also a certified bodyworker, reiki practitioner, yoga nidra teacher & meditation guide.
I specialize in embodiment: a framework that is evidence-based, trauma/liberation-informed & non-oppressive.
My practice is rooted in both neuroscience + ways-of-knowing that are ancient, indigenous, deeper, anti-patriarchal, & do not fit into the hegemonic western container of mental health.
I maintain a niche practice for womxn: radically embodied healing through a feminist lens, to re/frame & re/store the whole/Self.
I study iRest (integrativeRestoration) & am influenced by the work of Peter Levine + Somatic Experiencing, embodied social justice scholar Rae Johnson, everyone who has ever been interviewed (ever) on Pavini Moray’s podcast Bespoken Bones, emergent strategy by adrienne maree brown, Princess Nokia, poet/my ex-professor Diane Seuss, bell hooks, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Nan Goldin, living in Poletown, my tarot-readers: GeminEye, & all the scholars/artists/practitioners/thinkers/folx embodying the everyday sacred-profane.
I believe the individual + collective body has a story — & the inner-wisdom to heal.
I honor intersectionality of ancestry, lineage, place, class, ethnicity, race, spirituality, dis/ability, sexual expression, gender expression, and his/her/their story.
I received my Master of Social Work (MSW) from Western Michigan University in 2018, where I interned in community mental health + a state psychiatric hospital, & assisted an undergraduate course in body-based mindfulness training through a social justice lens.
I became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT-Ncbtmb) in 2012, with dual-certification in reflexology + a specialization in Lomi-Lomi.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Kalamazoo College + attended NYU for a bit.
I have also worked a lot of very odd jobs & bartended a lot.
I am a proud first-generation college graduate & only daughter of a singular single-mom.
I adore my pitbull Cassiopea, quiet, movement, the desert, Detroit, eating lots of vegetables, lace, free-spirits, books — & the body.