I offer integrated therapy that nourishes both the mind and the body. I started my private practice with a simple mission: to help people feel good. The best way I know how to do that is to integrate my skills as a licensed psychotherapist, certified health coach and certified personal trainer to help clients improve their physical and mental health.
I look at the whole you, not just one piece, not just one aspect. In partnership, I help you uncover and resolve past and present issues that are emotionally, physically, and/or logistically getting in your way of feeling your best.
After working with me, you will know how to choose behaviors and thoughts that support you, lift you up, and allow you to feel healthier, happier, stronger and more confident.
Research supports the undeniable truth that exercising regularly and eating nutrient-dense foods are nature's best medicine. For this reason I use a mind/body approach in the work I do with my clients. Sound Mind, Sound Body Sessions are designed to attend to both your emotional and physical needs. These sessions help to elevate your mood, calm your mind, increase your energy and set you on the path to living a healthier, happier life.
I know first hand how hard it can be to consistently make the healthy choices that are needed to feel good both physically and emotionally. When working with me, I help you stay accountable to your healthy living goals.
I blend fitness and movement therapy into my sessions. This includes, but is not limited to: yoga, pilates, stretching, cardio-burst intervals and strengthening resistance exercises. I embrace the therapeutic benefit that the great outdoors offer by meeting clients (whenever possible) in a nature setting. I help clients shift their diets by removing denatured nutrient void food and bringing in food that nourishes both mind and body.
What Makes Working with Me Different
My background, knowledge & expertise.
As a licensed psychotherapist, certified health coach and a certified personal trainer, I have a unique and perfectly blended background, knowledge and experience that allows me to offer integrated behavior medicine.
I take a solution-focused, strengths-based approach.
Although I help you work through the core pains from your past, my approach helps you to focus on your present and the future life as well. We look at not only what isn't working, but also at what is working for you in your life today. I help you build off your strengths to find lasting solutions to the obstacles that are getting in your way from living your happiest, healthiest life.
My philosophy: You can't have a sound mind without a sound body.
It's all connected! if we heal our bodies, we can heal our minds. I have integrated my expertise as a therapist with my health coaching & personal training background to offer you a truly holistic and amazing way for you to feel you best both physically and emotionally.
I don’t take a quick fix approach. And this isn’t only about weight loss.
Too often people yo-yo diet, doing cleanse/diet only to fall back into old habits soon thereafter. It is the tortoise, not the hare, that wins the race. While working with me there is no doubt you will lose inches, shed pounds and have more energy, but this isn’t a program with a specific formula and a specific end date. My approach is to help you make lasting positive healthy habits that nourish both the body and the mind. I help clients embrace the benefits that exercise has for their mind as much as for their waistline.
I offer walk & talk therapy and I also make house calls!
I believe in the therapeutic power of nature. So whenever possible, I offer walk/run and talk therapy sessions in a outdoor setting. Convenience will help you stay committed and for this reason I also offer the option of house calls, either at your home or at a local park convenient for you.
I make therapy FUN!
Laughter is one of natures best medicine. I do serious work with my clients and yet my clients and I laugh a lot. I would argue that because I welcome (and encourage) humor in my practice, my clients see more progress in less time. Not to mention the fact that my clients look forward to our sessions and they always leave feeling better.
I draw from and blend the following modalities & perspectives:
Motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic therapy, emotional freedom technique, intuitive guidance, buddhist wisdom, laughter & playfulness, exercise as medicine and the nutrition principles of the Gut & Psychology Syndrome, The Whole 30, and Medical Medium protocol.
I don’t just focus on one piece of the puzzle.
I look at all aspects of your life. I help to bring awareness and healing with regards to your nutrition, relationship to food, physical ailments, emotional blocks, exercise history, relationship issues, and any other areas of stress. We uncover where any emotional & physical imbalances are hidden, we bring them to the surface, and with my support we work through them and overcome them. Setting you up for a healthier and happier future.
Who do I work with?
I specialize in (and have spent the last decade) helping clients not only lose weight, but also find relief from their depression and/or anxiety, and/or low self-esteem.
I have extensive training in natural approaches to helping clients thrive with ADD/ADHD. I integrate coaching, nutritional guidance & exercise with adults and teens who are struggling with ADD/ADHD.
I support teens in learning how to develop healthy living habits that help to ensure a healthy self-esteem and improved self-confidence.
I support women's wellness and work with mothers who are looking to recover from the "superwoman syndrome" of doing it all. My integrated approach allows time-pressed women to attend to both their mind and body during a single session with me.
I help clients identify and find stress relief from their overwhelming life demands. With my support, I offer clients a chance to recover both physically and emotionally from years of an overtaxed mind and body.
I support company wellness by offering work/life balance workshops in the corporate setting. These workshops focus on stress relief from a holistic integrated approach that includes nutrition, fitness, music, meditation and mindfulness.
I help those who are struggling with insomnia. I offer clients therapies and solutions that quiet the mind, nourish the body and support lasting quality sleep.