Owner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gestalt Equine-Assisted Psychotherapist
I started WILD Essence Nature Guiding & Therapy because I saw a distinct relationship between our disconnection from nature and how it reflects our disconnection from Self. I believe that Self is formed in relationship and that the connection to ourselves, others, and the natural world are the utmost importance in our ability to heal our nervous systems and form healthy and lasting relationships, habits, and behaviors.
While I enjoy working with clients with a broad range of struggles, I have a special interest in supporting women and neurodiverse individuals through life transitions, grief, and identity work, as well as working with those who have experienced complex or relational trauma, attachment wounding, and relational issues. I have worked in a variety of capacities with individuals of all ages and have experience and/or training in trauma, EMDR, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, women's issues, mindfulness, animal-assisted Therapy, LGBTQIA+ community, social justice/anti-racism counseling, and working with neurodivergent individuals. I received a master’s in counseling from Naropa University with a focus in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy and experiential therapies. I completed a certification from the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies and while it's not an option at this time, I am working on finding a location to be able to partner with our equine friends to offer a powerful healing experience.
My goal is to create a nonjudgmental and compassionate space for you to heal. During our sessions, whether in nature, in the office, or online, you can expect to feel seen, heard, and held. Whatever you are bringing in, we will work collaboratively to bring the unconscious conscious, identify outdated beliefs/patterns that may be getting in the way of your healing, and practice new skills for navigating and overcoming the challenges that you are experiencing. You can also expect to laugh, cry, feel lighter, feel joy, and experience positive change and growth.
I offer a holistic approach to therapy, and I focus on a mind/body/nature connection, using mindfulness and somatic-based practices and movement to move energy and regulate your nervous system while working through challenging or disturbing material.
Spending time in nature with my partner and dog Ziggy, playing and writing music, reading, journaling, sewing, cooking, baking, connecting with friends through outdoor activities, music, comedy, movies, and going to the dog park. I love my solitude and slowing down, tending to my plants and kitties, and taking good care of myself so I can show up fully for you!
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