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Biography


About me.

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Biography


About me.

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Photo Credit: Bill Frederking

Photo Credit: Bill Frederking

A life of wellness...

Growing up in the Midwest, I did not always have the holistic mindset and approach to life I have today. Although I was active in dance from the age of 2, I never fully understood the importance of mind-body-soul connection and self-care until much later. Over the years, I have learned the significant impact of movement & fitness, mental health, nutrition/diet, and spiritual practice on individual well-being. Pursuing education and trainings in Dance/Movement Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Laban Movement Analysis, and Yoga Teaching have deeply influenced my passion for supporting clients in their own wellness and healing journeys.

My life's work and services are deeply influenced by my personal experiences of grief, loss, and life transition. From having loved ones and mentors pass-on from this world, to having significant relationships end, I can relate to your feelings of grief and loss. Life transition and change are also significantly challenging, as I have understood through taking opportunities to move cross-country 3-times in my adult life. -From this authentic place, I have a deep desire to promote healing and growth in the lives of others. -By sharing approachable holistic health + wellness knowledge and techniques, breaking the stigmas around mental health/ mental illness and help you live your best life from this moment on.

How can I provide you with a specialized service and help you create balance, self-acceptance, and joy in your life?

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Credentials


Credentials


Credentials

 

2016-Present

Registered Yoga Teacher - 200 Hours

Yoga Alliance

 

2015-Present

Board Certified - Dance/Movement Therapist # 1207

Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board 

 

2014-Present

Professional Clinical Counselor Intern # 1689

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

 

2011

Graduate Laban - Certified Movement Analyst

Columbia College Chicago; Chicago, IL

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Education


Education


Education

 

2016

Certificate in Yoga and the Healing Sciences

Loyola Marymount University; Los Angeles, ca

 

2008-2011

Master of Arts - Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling
Graduate Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis

Columbia College Chicago; Chicago, IL

 

2006-2007

Associate of Business
(International Business and Real Estate studies)

Mesa Community College; Mesa, AZ

 

2002-2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dance Studies
(Psychology studies)

Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ