I am so pleased that the stepping stones on your journey lead you to Embodied Soul.
My journey in becoming a trauma therapist has been organic and came from a natural desire to live a happier, healthier life, and support my clients in doing the same. It is through my continued self exploration and training that I continue to witness (and experience) the deep transformation that can come when working with the body and nervous system. Though words are important, they are not enough to create long lasting, inside out change.
Growing up I was surrounded by chronic illness within my family and diagnosed with auto immune at the age of twenty. I developed a curiosity around personal growth through psychotherapy. As a clinician, and human, I experienced how the blend of somatic psychotherapy creates a safe container for curiosity, mindfulness, and movement to support us in rediscovering our true selves. I continue to learn and experience how the nervous system and the body, hold deep wisdom on how to feel better, release maladaptive patterns, and live a more authentic life.
My educational background includes a Master’s of Science in Counseling with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I received this degree in December of 2015 from Prescott College. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina (#11442). I have seven years of pre and post graduate work in the counseling field working with adults. I am currently certified as a Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR (SAFE EMDR) Therapist. I have completed Level Two in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Trauma Themes and Developmental Injury). I also have advanced training in SoulCollage, SAFE EMDR for Chronic Pain, Emotional Freedom Technique and Spiritual Response Therapy. I am also a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Looking forward to starting this journey with you!