Badass Therapy For Women
HERE’S WHAT I DO:
I help women “unpack” their lives
If you are a woman caught up in the good/bad, right/wrong, body/mind polarities/dichotomies/separate …. either side of neutral or “should”….then I want to invite you to work with me on how not to make anything look artificially attractive because you have outlawed it or made it “bad for you.”
In Zen there is a thing called the “middle path.” I can help you find peace and joy with no restrictions or limitations….just moving to the center on every and any topic of distress.
I provide therapy online and facilitate zen intensive retreats of varying strengths to anyone who asks to do the accelerated work in my nature secluded 20 acre sanctuary.
I help women get “unstuck” and teach them how to stop going into the “cul de sac of suffering.”
I facilitate “making truth your own”…..getting truth into your bones…by providing you with steps to get onto the middle path in your life.
My work focuses on vulnerability, courage, connection…learning how to experiment, cultivate, and practice bringing change into your life with you wholeheartedly.
I love to “witness” your story, struggles, strengths….holding these truths - seeing/feeling/hearing you with kind eyes and spaciousness.
My favorite words are experiment, cultivate, and practice……I am the inventor of “poster therapy”…..recent sad & lucky widow….roomate/friend/authority figure with my 17 year old grandson (now he can really crack me up)….and a person who “laughs with her whole face.”
HERE’S WHY YOU WILL LOVE TO WORK WITH ME:
I’m authentic, funny and honest
I create an atmosphere that is safe and fun and full of connection
I gather amazing people who are committed to doing the work & living authentically
In our sessions you will realize you are NOT alone
You will always feel valued because your story matters
I WILL JOURNEY WITH YOU TO:
Dig deep in a safe place
Learn how to live authentically and imperfectly
Develop shame resilience skills
Learn how to live, love, parent, work and lead with your whole heart
HERE’S WHAT MAKES ME CREDIBLE:
Rising Strong™ Facilitator since 2015
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator since 2014
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1997
EMDR - Advanced Trauma Treatment Provider since 1998
Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC) since 1999
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with High Honors from University of Montana
Masters Degree in Social Work from the Eastern Washington University
Owner of the Women’s Counseling Center, P. C. since 2000
Owner & Facilitator of Ryokan’s Gate Retreat Center since 2010