Since 1993, I’ve been working with people to help them find their best ways through, when times are troubling. In my first career as a Certified Rolfer I used bodywork to help people. Later I studied Psychology and became a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Community Counseling.
My approach is mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a practical approach to change that is loving, non-judgmental, and holistically supportive. I utilize insight, homework (if desired), and provide advice and ideas, considerations about new ways to try things that could possibly be helpful.
There have been many traditions which have informed my interest and experience in working with all things human:
Ballet at a young age began a lifelong interest in how the body works, followed by the pursuits of yoga and meditation. The study and practice of the work of Ida Rolf (Rolfing) has been one of my greatest influences. Tai chi, Qi Gong, Seiki Jutsu…and the practice of stillness…
I have a undergrad degree in English Literature and a lifelong interest in writing, especially poetry. I’ve published an article in a literary journal and won a local award for my poem, Cupcake, a revisioning glance at who God(ess) might be.
Family, friends, community, the ‘ukulele, the songs and the songcatchers, quarter horses, religion, travel, spelling bees, improvisation and spontaneity, Eastern philosophies, plant medicine, cranial-sacral therapy, indigenous wisdom. These are some of my teachers.
Mostly, I have been influenced by the natural world: plants, waters, soil, creatures. The outside world is my church, and my primary teacher. Bonafide tree-hugger. 💚
Fees for individual counseling sessions are $100.
Payment is made at the time of your appointment, using either PayPal, Venmo, or with any credit card.
If our session is a distance-based session, I will send an invoice via email at the end of our session.
I don’t accept insurance as payment, though you may be able to be reimbursed by your provider. Contact them directly to find out whether they reimburse for out-of-network providers. Upon your request, I will be happy to provide the appropriate records for you to submit to them after our session.
Sessions for couples and other groups are $150.
I support the musician community of the city I live in, Tulsa Oklahoma, and other areas by telemedicine, because I believe that music plays a specific and unique role in the healing heart of a human being. And of course there have been many studies to support how music helps people heal physically, and in many other ways, including after trauma. If you are in the industry, or your partner is in the industry, you may be able to receive services at a reduced rate: email firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the papers you’ll need to fill out and sign before your first appointment.