We all experience life uniquely from each other. Some of my life experiences, along with my education and professional career, have given me powerful insights and positively influenced my psychotherapy and coaching practice.
I’m a cancer survivor (20 years now).
In my twenties, I traveled across the western U.S. and Canada as a bicycle tour guide and was able to witness firsthand the enormous resilience of the human spirit.
After I received my Ph.D. in Health Psychology, I counseled patients with chronic illnesses like cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. I continued working in the medical field with over a decade spent in organ and tissue donation counseling families about the donation process. During my time in organ donation, I learned about the unique challenges of working in an atmosphere of life and death. I was immersed in tragedy, bravery, love, sadness, compassion, courage, and yes—sleep deprivation.
I’m also no stranger to the challenges of everyday life and the debilitating effects of job-related stress. Four years ago I discovered the Resilience Advantage™ program created by HeartMath® and became a certified trainer and coach. I actively use the tools in my own life to reduce stress, increase energy, and operate with more clarity.
In 2015, I launched my psychotherapy practice. Soon after, I combined it with my resilience training and coaching services in order to offer the best of both worlds to my clients.