I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia where my creativity and intuition were fostered at an early age. The arts were my solace at the age of 15 when I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I used art as a form of self-expression and catharsis, which ultimately lead to much healing in my life.
Naturally, I wanted to help others who may be struggling, so I attended West Virginia University where I received my undergraduate degree in psychology. I went on to attend Lesley University and completed my masters in Expressive Arts Therapies and Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in lots of settings over the course of 10 years, including psychiatric hospitals, university health centers, outpatient centers and community based clinics.
Throughout my training and work experience in various mental health settings, I felt like something was missing in the work I was able to provide clients. I felt a strong need to pull in other holistic aspects of healing in my work, including mindfulness, spirituality, natural remedies, manifestion and vision work. All the things that had a strong impact on my own life.
My mission is to help people find purpose, satisfaction and balance in their life. Living a life that is out of alignment with our values can be completely depleting to our mind, body and spirit. I really wanted to create a business that fosters each of these aspects and incorporates alternative practices to help create holistic balance. My hope is that each person I come in contact with has a shift in their being, new knowledge about themselves and every day tools they can use to re-calibrate.
I currently live in Somerville with my husband, our rescue dog and lots of plants and crystals. I create art, hike and travel in my spare time. I have a love for oracle cards, animals, decorating spaces, fashion, styling, nature, Zumba and Yoga.
More than anything, I believe in the healing power of both tears and laughter.