"Find a place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." Joseph Campbell
I bring over 10 years of licensed counseling experience to my practice. I am extensively trained in Attachment Theory, Trauma Recovery, Jungian Psychotherapy, and Liberation Psychology.
I am classically educated as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the psychodynamic tradition, earning a Master's Degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. I am licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
My clinical work promotes healing from systemic, historical, and intergenerational trauma. My methodology is data-driven, evidence-based, and addresses current inequities in pedagogy, instruction, access, and opportunity. My practice is informed by neuroscience and medical research. My efficacy is deeply rooted in my belief that the relationship is always the intervention. Advanced Clinical Training and Professional Certifications:
ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP FOR RACIAL EQUITY - Educate 2 Liberate UN-DOING RACISM - The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond FOUNDATIONS IN SOMATIC ABOLITIONISM - Education for Racial Equity
SOMATIC EXPERIENCING - Somatic Experiencing International (in progress) SOMATIC & ATTACHMENT FOCUSED EMDR - Personal Transformation Institute & EMDRIA (in progress)
INTERGENERATIONAL, CULTURAL, AND HISTORICAL TRAUMA - Consolidated Tribal Health CYCLES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NATIVE FAMILIES - Two Feather's Native Services METHAMPHETAMINES & TRIBAL CHILD WELFARE - Tribal Law & Policy Institute SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL: TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY CURRICULUM - Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction CULTURAL GENOCIDE - Intertribal Round Table Group
TRUST BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTIONS - Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CERTIFICATION - Northwest Indian Board of Drug & Alcohol Counselors APPROVED CLINICAL SUPERVISOR TRAINING - Cascade Training Institute TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY - University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY - Daniel Moran, PHD & Steven Hayes, PHD ADVANCED MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING - Frontier Behavioral Health ILLNESS MANAGEMENT & RECOVERY - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "ASSIST" SUICIDE PREVENTION - Living Works COMPREHENSIVE CRISIS INTERVENTION - Eastern State Hospital TELEHEALTH PROVIDER CERTIFICATION - PESI Institute
Available Education & Trainings:
WORKSHOPS IN ADDICTIONS & MENTAL HEALTH Neurobiology of Trauma, A.C.E.S. for Health Providers, Science of Prevention, Family Roles in Addiction & Recovery, Attachment and Addiction, Neurological Recovery
SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL: TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY CURRICULUM Training for educators to implement historically accurate Native education to core curriculum standards with anti-racist instruction.
ATTACHMENT-BASED CHILD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION Trauma-informed and trauma-responsive socio-emotional education groups for parents, schools, and non-profits: Second Step, Incredible Years, Circle of Security, and Positive Indian Parenting.
TRUST BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTIONS Leading and coaching for organizations in implementing evidence-based methodology to promote neurological, psychological, and socio-emotional healing from complex developmental and intergenerational trauma.