with great heart

compassion-led counseling & ceremony for the life cycle

compassionate counseling

MY AREAS OF INTEREST ARE (but not limited to):

  • Trauma and it's impact on the mind and body

    • sexual trauma

    • developmental trauma

    • attachment trauma

    • emotional trauma

    • trauma of the human condition...

  • Sexuality and Gender Identity

  • Relationships and Communication

  • Chronic pain

  • Disembodiment and Dissociation

  • Spirituality and Mental Health

  • Anxiety and Depression

 

 

As a licensed independent social worker, a mindfulness practitioner, a dancer, a movement teacher, and a student of various mind-body and somatic approaches to movement and meditation, I bring a variety of perspectives and unique techniques to my work.  

 

In counseling together, we will take your lead.  We'll explore mind-body connections, practice embodiment and interoception (feeling the body from the inside out), and develop your personal empowerment and creative tools to weather life's ups and downs.   

 

I am open to exploring all of life's challenges-- it's important to note that I am trauma-informed and that I encourage (but never force!) movement and mindfulness.  I am comfortable and enjoy working with people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, straight, monogamous, open, curious, questioning, asexual, polyamorous, as well as other gender and sexual identities and relationship statuses.  I am very open to using the terms that feel most comfortable to you.

 

Contact me for a free, informal discussion to see if we would be a good fit!

 

I accept the following insurances:  Green Mountain Care/Dr. Dynasaur, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health, Optum, Cigna, Aetna, MVP.


ceremony for the life cycle

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Common LIFE CYCLE EVENTS that deserve recognition and celebration include:

births

coming-of-age

marriages/unions/commitments/re-commitments

death/passage

loss/grief/transition/release

blessings/celebrations

personal/family/group rituals and ceremonies

 

 

Life cycle ceremonies are an important way to honor the sacredness in our lives and to create a powerful sense of meaning in our life experiences and transitions. 

 

I can work with you and your loved ones to craft and/or facilitate a ceremony to honor any life cycle event.

 

I take a sacred and secular approach in striving to create a ceremony that most represents your beliefs, desires, relationships, and connections.  

 

If you are looking for support in creating a personalized and inclusive opportunity to celebrate or honor a life experience, I would love to support you.

 

Contact me for a free, informal discussion to see if I may be a good fit to help you craft a meaningful, personalized ceremony!


~ with great heart  ~
I aspire to approach each experience with great heart filled with compassion for all beings and to support you in approaching your life and life cycle events with great heart filled with compassion.