I BEGAN DANCING AS A YOUNG CHILD AND CONTINUED EXPRESSING MYSELF THROUGH THAT VOICE UNTIL I BECAME A PROFESSIONAL DANCER. I DANCED MORE THAN I SPOKE.
I always watched the way people, animals, and plants moved. In the world of dance, a subculture existed of explorers; they were unearthing connections between the mind and the body that were revolutionary. I had the desire, determination and good fortune to study with these articulate genius-innovators.
This led me to investigate prenatal development and the discovery of our early consciousness and the particular way we learn inside the womb and how this relates to how we move and think and bond outside the womb. At this stage of life, all is pure potential.
I love my work, because I get to work with children and adults through the languages of the body, and the body is a place of hope and inspiration.
EVEN WHEN THE MIND HAS SAID, “I’M FRIGHTENED” THE BODY STILL HOPES SOMEONE WILL LISTEN OR SIT NEAR BY AND HOLD THEM WITH THEIR EYES, OR OFFER THEM COMFORT, OR EASE THEIR WAY THROUGH PAST TRAUMAS AND GRIEF INTO PRESENCE.
The body is an expressive artist with many things to say and many tones and colors. No matter what has happened and what is going on, the body speaks—and in listening, the places of pure movement and mind potential can come together to begin a new way.
THIS HAS BEEN MY JOURNEY, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THIS EVERY DAY WITH THE PEOPLE I’M HONORED TO WORK WITH.
At Whole Movement Center, I take the time to listen to what your Body-Mind is wanting to express. I ally with you and we go on the journey together.
A place of incredible beauty opens when we sync up somatically with our own humanness. So much of our innate goodness is revealed through these gentle body awareness inquiries – our desire to survive impossible situations, our desire to protect our younger selves and those we love, our anger at injustices, and our desire to stand up for justice, honor and integrity when wronged.
I get to share this gift everyday in my therapy practice at the Whole Movement Center: the inherent wisdom of our unique psycho-physiology that can thrive after hardship. Just as plants are imprinted to grow towards the sun and birds to fly homeward in Spring, our hearts and minds can create a new imprint of profound wellness.
MY CERTIFICATIONS & BACKGROUND:
Before becoming a licensed professional counselor and a movement therapist, I was a professional dancer, choreographer, and theater artist who founded a dance company and directed a yoga and advanced bodywork studio.
I am a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with a specialty in development and Pre and Perinatal Birth Attachment Therapy. I also have a Master’s in Counseling Psychology.
My certifications include:
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Body Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher
- Masters in Counseling Psychology
- Registered Somatic Movement Therapist w/the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association
- Infant Developmental Movement Educator®
- Certified Pre and Perinatal Birth Attachment Practitioner
- Somatic Experiencing provider
- Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapist
- Hatha Yoga Teacher for all ages
- Advanced Bodywork Therapist
- Skinner Releasing Dance Technique® Educator
I draw from all of these disciplines to work with any person who wants to overcome pain or restricted movement, seek recovery from trauma or stress, or become more fully connected with their own body and authentic self.
I also specialize in attachment, birth, birth trauma, adoption, developmental, and prenatal and perinatal issues. I am passionate about supporting and working with individuals and families with children with special needs.