Joyful Awakening

A therapist, social worker, spark-finder and change-maker, I am a lifetime student and practitioner of transformative wellness, deeply committed to supporting myself and others on the many winding paths of personal, community and environmental healing.

My practice offerings include ❤️ wellness-centered therapy, ❤️ movement-infused therapy and ❤️ justice-centered clinical supervision. I strive to bring liberatory healing more fully into the world through my healing practice.

I draw from holistic wellness modalities including presence-based conversation, meditation, mindfulness, body-positive movement and wholehearted living and being.

My work is embodied. I don’t simply talk about change, I work with you to manifest change in your body/mind/spirit/heart. I am fundamentally committed to honoring your intuitive expertise in your own healing process.

My work is trauma-informed. As a lifetime student of trauma resiliency, I work from a whole-person framework, supporting folks in resiliently overcoming personal, cultural and intergenerational trauma.

My work is person-honoring. I celebrate the awesome spectrum of human diversity and am fiercely committed to creating a respectful and welcoming space for people of all genders, gender expressions, bodies, sizes, queernesses, cultures, ethnicities, abilities, ages, resources, spiritual traditions and backgrounds. I am fat and body-positive, dedicated to bringing more body/self love into the world.  A fierce ally of the LGBTQI+ community, my work supports queer and trans* community resiliency. As a person with unearned white settler colonial privilege, I am committed to undoing racial oppression. I am dedicated to the work of anti-oppression, anti-racism, checking my white privilege and dismantling white supremacy. My office is wheelchair accessible by ramp, though the bathroom may not be fully accessible. I am welcoming of all.

My work is accessible. I believe quality health care is a right and offer some scholarship to folks who would otherwise not be able to access these services. I practice my belief of starting where the person is.

I practice accountability. I orient my practice with the clear awareness that I practice social work on colonized land, belonging to Indigenous communities and First Nations peoples. I recognize the continuous harm caused by settler colonialism and support relational, reparative justice movements.

In the course of my work I make mistakes, learn from them and seek relationship repair where possible. I am committed to continuous learning and self-reflection so that I may continue to show up in ways that reflect the affirming, safe and just world I want to live in.