I was born in Annapolis, MD with a love of the healing arts. I earned a B.A. in Social Work and Cultural Anthropology from Kenyon College and a M.A. in Systemic Counseling from Bastyr University, a renowned holistic healing arts university near Seattle, Washington. I’m a licensed mental health counselor and a yoga teacher, and in a marriage of these two, I am also a yoga therapist, certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT). Yoga therapy combines the benefits of talk therapy with yoga philosophy, postures and movements in the treatment of various mental, emotional, physical and spiritual issues. I have almost 20 years of experience working with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD/ADD, disordered eating, grief and loss, and major life transitions such as death, birth, illness, physical pain or injury, and relationship changes. My particular yoga therapy training is in Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT), whose purpose is to heal our communities through yoga and whose mission is to foster individual transformation as a means to radical social change. While she adores the west coast and still has a strong community there, she returned to Annapolis in 2011 with a dedication to spread her knowledge of this integrated modality to the east coast. She is passionate about lifelong learning, and receives ongoing consultation from various practitioners, including Molly Lannon-Kenny and Stephanie Sisson, founders of The Samarya Center and well-known movers & shakers in the Yoga Therapy world.
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