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Holistic. Collaborative. Body-Based.

Located in Vancouver Washington

Individual Counseling & Somatic Therapy

Somatic simply means “body-based.” Somatic Counseling considers the interrelationship between the mind and body in addition to talk therapy.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is an evidenced-based Psychotherapeutic model effective in treating trauma. 

Dance/Movement Therapy

D/MT stands for Dance/Movement Therapy. It is both a Somatic and Creative Arts psychotherapeutic modality that uses body movement as part of the counseling process. 

What I Do. Why I Do It.

I work with adult individuals living with Chronic Pain and Medical Illness. I am a Somatic or Body-Oriented Mental Health Therapist and trained in EMDR, which means that I utilize our innate mind-body connection as a tool in counseling. 

I specialize in, and am passionate about, working with adults of all ages living with Chronic Pain and Medical Illnesses. These almost always have a psychological component, whether it be a new diagnosis or chronic condition. 

Using EMDR, body awareness, breath-work, movement, as well as talk therapy, I  work with clients to manage pain and develop a healthy relationship with their illness.

My practice expertise also includes anxiety and stress management, depression, life transitions, and support for other helping professionals. 

As someone who lives with a chronic illness, I feel that health happens best within community, which is why I take a holistic, integrative, and collaborative wellness approach to both my personal and professional life

What Are Your Rates?

$130 per 60 minute Session

How Do I Pay?

Payment is due at the time of service by cash, check, or card. 
 
HSA Cards Accepted!

What About Insurance?

If you have Out of Network benefits on your insurance plan, please let me know and i’ll provide you will the necessary paperwork to be reimbursed for sessions. 

Can you relate? You're in the right place!

  • Ever since my recent medical diagnosis, I keep having panic attacks
  • My partner is supportive, but they have never experienced anything like this so it’s hard for them to relate
  • I feel lonely
  • I feel guilty that I can’t play with my kids the way I want to because I’m so tired all the time
  • I don’t want to use drugs to manage my symptoms anymore
  • I hate that my kids have to see me like this
  • My doctor didn’t tell me what to expect after giving me my diagnosis
  • I don’t want to die, but I don’t want to live in this much pain
  • I have trauma from my past that I haven’t dealt with
  • I don’t know how to support my partner since their diagnosis

Contact

360-904-9432

Credentials

Master's in Somatic Counseling Psychology and Dance/Movement Therapy from Naropa University.

Founder and Clinical Director of Vancouver Wellness Studio

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Vancouver Wa Therapist and Practitioner