I have over 10 years experience working in a variety of roles in the social service field.  Click here to see my Work Resume. I have a background that weaves in experiences with traditional counseling, mindfulness work and energetic healing. I received my Bachelors in Psychology from University of Portland in 2000 and Masters in Social Work from Portland State University in 2006. From 2005-2007, I was a participant, assistant and staff member with a mindfulness based program called The Heart of Now.  In 2007, I was attuned in Reiki Levels 1 and 2 with Julia Kunko to become a Reiki Practitioner. Over the past two years, I worked with Center for Family Development as a Therapist and Behavioral Support Specialist.

With over 100 hours of training, I completed the the Dynamic Energetic Healing International Training Program with Howard Brockman, LCSW in October 2010.  I continue to be amazed by the power of this profound healing model, which synthesizes energetic healing, core shamanism and process-oriented work. Many years of meditation and Vipassana retreats at Cloud Mountain, have also greatly influenced my ability to be present to hold compassionate space.  I am excited to share my tools and offerings with you, as well as continue cultivating my skills to manifest greater healing for all beings.

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