How ‘bout some good news?
Life doesn’t have to be this way!
You feel stuck and see no way out. You’ve had toxic relationships, continue to attract the same kind of man/woman over and over again, and make excuses for why they treat you poorly. You’re “spiritually curious,” a collector of self-help books, a podcast junkie, and still can’t seem to move out of this “stuckness!” You also have physical symptoms doctors can’t find a medical explanation for, or they’ve already manifested into a chronic illness.
What it's like in session with me
I’ve been told I am super approachable, easy to talk to, and laid-back in my therapy sessions. I utilize self-disclosure a lot in my first few sessions with a new client in order to help build rapport extremely quickly to help you feel supported, seen, and most importantly, understood. You’re going to get to know me as much as I’m going to get to know you. Additionally, I take a holistic approach to therapy by integrating Reiki energy healing, yoga, meditation, and other spiritual and intuition building practices. My clients also get direct text message access to me (within reason) should an emergency arise between sessions that I can help with.
In your first session we’ll get to know each other and do the whole “data collection & paperwork thing.”
Weekly sessions after that will be an hour, and I like to let you begin with anything that has been on your mind. Sometimes I may come prepared with an activity for us to work on as well.
The difference in sessions with me will be that once in a while I will bring in Reiki energy healing and intuition practices to help you shift and move faster than you’ve been able to pull off trying to do this healing on your own.
So why me?
I’ve lived a period of 9 years feeling lost, disconnected, stuck, loathed my body, and had one unhealthy relationship after the next!
I see you.
I feel you.
I get it.
I’ve been where you are now.
It all went downhill when I met and fell in love with my first husband.
He was abusive.
Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. Financially. Spiritually. Sexually.
I lost my sense of self, my confidence, my personality – just so I could avoid confrontation and appease him. Because of all of the emotions I was holding back, swallowing, and biting my tongue on, my body started to ache all over all the time, I couldn’t think straight, I became even more depressed than I already was. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 26. All of this eventually led to divorce eventually (thank fucking god!), a long list a “failed biz ventures,” a slew of relationships and sleeping around. It wasn’t until I found Reiki that I started to find myself and my passion for helping people again. During Reiki sessions my therapy training bled out and my clients moved FAST! When I entered therapy myself for a 5th go-around I've been able to live in and accept reality instead of the fantasy in my mind, grew closer relationship to my now second husband, and I came to realize I wanted to have a private therapy practice and to do it MY WAY. This process hasn’t been easy either –Wisconsin wouldn’t accept my previous licensure hours from Illinois,
so I’m reluctantly redoing them…but I STILL GET TO DO IT MY WAY!
LPC-IT State of Wisconsin
Master of Science from Eastern Illinois University – Community Counseling Program
Bachelor of Arts from Bradley University – Major in Psychology, Minor in Biology
Reiki Master Teacher
Self-proclaimed personal growth junkie