Only you can be the hero of your story.
Resilience is the key to everything we hope for in life.
Adversity is an opportunity to see yourself and your reality with clarity, face your fears, and start living with resilience and meaning.
This is ground zero for your resilience practice – tangible strategy, field trips, challenges, and community – to support you on your hero’s journey.
I hit a rock bottom in 2015, triggering my renewed research into resilience and post-traumatic growth. What started as a journal turned into an amazing tribe of people transforming hardship into meaning and strength.
The Resilience Centered Project: I am so fulfilled when I witness a therapy client take up their call to adventure, but I aim to reach more than one client at a time by taking helping professionals on their own journey to resilience, so that they can incorporate this science-based framework into their practice – creating a ripple effect of resilience.
The Type 1 Rockstar Project: After hitting rock bottom, the stress caused an autoimmune attack and type 1 diabetes, which has turned into a passion for low-carb recipes, body acceptance and holistic nutrition for physical and emotional health, cognitive performance, and, yes, resilience.
Adversity is the inevitable prerequisite for growth. We can do better than cope. You have a resilient spirit aching to be rediscovered.
As a clinical therapist with more than 10 years of experience observing a broken approach to mental, emotional and physical well-being, I aim to challenge how we think about and respond to adversity.
I completed my master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah in 2007, seeking out independent study in mind-body medicine and emphasizing whole wellness and self-determination early in my career in addiction treatment.
I quickly grew frustrated with the constant pressure to assess, diagnose, document, and of course: bill.
Here’s the truth: You are the ONLY expert on you.
I’ve continued to push outside the imagined boundaries of the mental health industry to bring together a philosophy, the best of Eastern and Western methods, and common sense tools to root into resiliency, rather than slap labels and band-aids on symptoms.
What I found: The quickest way for anyone to boost their own resiliency is through intentional discomfort – safely stepping outside of your comfort zone on purpose, sometimes baby stepping, in order to get intimate with your fears and learn precisely who you are: a rockstar.
I continue to offer a clinical practice specializing in post-traumatic meaning and growth. I am a 200-Hour Certified Dharana Method Meditation Teacher and LifePower Yoga Teacher and incorporate meditation, mindfulness and movement into sessions, retreats, and workshops.