A small seed was planted in my youth in the field filled with lightning bugs down the street from where I grew up. It was there that I learned to self-soothe, meditate and connect with the world around me. I carried this memory with me through some of the most challenging moments in my life. I learned to take refuge there. I sought out movement when I felt disconnected with my body. I learned to dance when I felt stuck, to create when I felt anxious. As I moved into the world of academia I learned to put words to the knowledge I acquired through the living world. My therapeutic inspiration and therapeutic pulse is drawn from the mind-body connection with each other and how we engage with and in the world around us.
As a Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about the mind-body-spirit connection, I draw from experiential and holistic therapeutic approaches to help provide a more integrated, well-rounded, and engaging treatment plan.
You get to decide what your care looks like throughout the entire therapeutic process. You are the expert on your life and the role of the therapist is simply to help guide you onto a path that feels more in alignment with your values, goals and dreams.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Body image issues
Due to continued exposure to images of “normal” or “desired” body types, people can develop a range of positive or negative emotions about their appearance causing anxiety, depression, or eating disorders.
Creative blocks & writer's block
Inability to access inspiration or internal source of creativity. Not a diagnosable condition but connected to mental health disorders like anxiety. Experienced most often by writers, musicians, performers, and other artists.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Artists' mental health
There’s been a long history of debating the connection between creativity and mental illness. Research shows mixed results but ultimately, anyone can experience mental health issues in relation to professional burnout or work-related stress.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
True Body Project Facilitator
DBT Training: The Essentials through Behavioral Tech
Trauma and The Moving Body: Training by Amber Gray
Trained in Adventure Therapy through The Buckeye Ranch Adventure Therapy Program
WA, LCSW, 61134826
Master of Social Work, Mental Health and Substance Use, The Ohio State University
In 2014, I was trained in somatic experiencing and mindfulness practices through the True Body Project in Cincinnati, Ohio. I then began my formal career as an experiential therapist in my Masters Program at The Ohio State University in 2016 while interning as an Adventure Therapist at the Buckeye Ranch Adventure Therapy program in Columbus, Ohio. In 2017, I headed out West to Seattle, WA, where I worked as a Mental Health Professional and Clinical Supervisor for nearly four years at the Crisis Diversion Interim Services. I have received training and attended workshops in Adventure Therapy, Trauma-informed movement, DBT, and other experiential therapies and mindfulness practices over the last decade.
Remote Therapy, Milwaukee, 53202, WI