Life is certainly a journey, and mine has been no exception.
I have been walking the healing path for many years, finding the support I needed to grow with each step. Through this, I've discovered various types of therapy, yoga, meditation, dance, music, and more. My greatest support, however, was finding connections which provided a healthy container to heal.
The healing journey can be a lonely one. I certainly journeyed a long time before finding the right connections to support me. That is why I feel called and honored to often be the first support for people on their own healing journeys.
What I offer people is my presence. I’m very intuitive and work with emotional attunement, feeling and understanding how others are feeling both emotionally and somatically.
I can use these skills to help individuals reconnect with their feelings, in a safe way. Many people are disconnected from their bodies and emotions, so being able to feel these things in myself allows me to be able to help others in navigating them within themselves.
I especially like connecting people to their wild, sometimes scary, rejected or shadow parts. Things like anger, fear, and sadness can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if we have learned that these aspects are not safe to feel or express.
I personally know the courage it takes to investigate one's self and to make deep, lasting change. This gives me an incredible amount of respect, care, and patience for the people I work with.
Having a Bachelor's degree in Psychology as well as a Master's in Counseling provides a solid base for me to accompany others in a therapeutic setting, while additional training in Somatic Experiencing, Attachment Theory, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and others have allowed me to deepen my work.
I am experienced in working with people of diverse cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities and life experiences. I am American and have been living abroad since 2011.
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
Swiss Association for Counseling (SGfB) Counsellor
Swiss Foundation for Complementary Medicine (ASCA) Member
Droit de pratique complémentaire, Canton of Geneva
2013 - Master of Counseling, Webster University Geneva
2009 - Bachelor of Psychology, University of Toledo
2014 - Present - Psychological Counselor, Wellness Counseling Geneva
2015 - Social Skills Group Facilitator, All Special Kids, Geneva
2013 - Counseling Intern, St Vincent’s Adolescent Hospital Fairview, Dublin
2012 - 2013 - Counseling Intern, Private Practice of David Schiesher, Geneva
2012 - 2013 - Counseling Intern, La Roseraie Migrant Centre, Geneva
2011 - 2013 - Counseling Intern, Webster University Geneva
2011 - 2012 - Counseling Intern, Aiglon College, Chesières
2011 - Graduate Assistant, Wellness Center, Eastern Michigan University