I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Reiki Master, who loves to laugh, make people smile, and form a genuine connection with others. What lead me to the healing profession was my fascination with people of all cultures, their stories and curiosity about how we can use our gifts to help ourselves and others. We can use our strengths and diversity collectively to increase healing energy in the world and that is something that drives me to continue the work I do. I love learning about human behavior, cognition, spirituality and healing. My work has given me the privilege to meet people in all situations in life. I am humbled by being allowed to witness other people's life stories as well as be intertwined into the healing story of their life. I am an ally to the LGBTQ community and I believe that Black lives matter. I am actively doing my work as an anti-racist and will not allow hate in my practice.
I am a Kentucky native and attended Georgetown College where I earned my Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy in 2001. In 2002 I moved to Louisville where I began my work in the helping profession. I am a married mother of three energetic children and love what being a wife and mother teaches me about compassion, unconditional love, empathy and what I need to continue work on in myself. I have a Master's of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville where I graduated in 2005.
Since graduating with my MSSW, I have worked with families, individuals, children, couples, and the elderly in many capacities including Employee Assistance counseling, in home counseling, residential treatment, community mental health, hospital intake assessments, providing Social Work services for families participating in the First Steps program, and in private practice. I am currently focusing my practice mainly on traumatized adults. I have been trained in EMDR, TF-CBT and Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction which are all helpful tools to help begin the healing process needed for trauma.
Being an intuitive healer and tapping into energetic sources is something I have always done, but in 2017 I obtained my Reiki Master certification and have enjoyed using this natural gift of energy healing to take my practice to the next level. Along with obtaining my Reiki Master certificate in 2017, that was the year that things began to fall apart (or into place) for me about my own health and mental health which helped me Healing is a spirit, mind, body endeavor.
It is my goal to help people discover what they love about themselves and experience a sense of wholeness, peace, self acceptance, self compassion, and accomplishment. It is my life's work to bring more light into the world by healing myself and those in pain and need.