When's the last time you truly relaxed?

Mind-Body Therapy for Busy Beings

Are you tired of battling perfectionism, people-pleasing, and self-doubt?

My clients struggle just like you do. Despite being passionate, hardworking, and kindhearted, life is overwhelming.

I help creative professionals feel fulfilled in their personal and professional relationships while giving the middle finger to perfectionism, people-pleasing, and self-doubt.

Many of my clients they feel like an old iPhone that hardly holds a charge with 100 notifications left unread. While their dreams keep them moving, they are scattered and unfulfilled.  On the surface, they pretend like they have their shit together, but often there is a deeper wound that hasn't been healed yet. They know something has to change, but relaxing is so hard when their inner critic screams even louder that they need to get shit done.

My clients want to be calm, confident, and true to themselves. They desire deeper relationships and time to actually have fun with friends. They are done with the over-thinking and sick of saying yes when they really meant to yell no. They want to go on vacations guilt free and truly unplug. They are ready to learn new skills to handle difficult emotions, say no to others (and mean it), rediscover their strengths, and reclaim their creative power.

There’s a reason why you’re here reading this. You deserve to put yourself first without worrying about letting your career, friends, or loved ones down. Work-life harmony isn't a pipe dream, it can be a reality. If you want to stress less and live vibrantly without guilt or fear, I’d love to help you step into your power.

Schedule your appointment today!


Multi-media artist | Neurodivergent | Video game nerd | Proud dog mom

Hi there! I’m proudly a human first, clinical psychologist second. I’m a connoisseur of many paradoxical things, from downtempo electronica to heavy metal. Despite my peaceful presence, I’m a rebel at heart and love kickboxing or raving my frustrations away. I love my tea dark, just like my humor. Oh, and I’m a recovering perfectionist with attention abundance (aka ADHD).

I love working with creative women and gender expansive folks who have silenced themselves to make others comfortable. They are wanting to rediscover their voice, reclaim their power, be true to themselves while caring less about what others think about them.

Through my own EMDR and hypnotherapy, I learned how to calm my inner critic, befriend my body, and balance the blessings and inevitable curses of attention abundance with entrepreneurship. Although your journey to owning and knowing your power may be very different than mine, I’d be honored to be your guide.

If you’re secretly a rebel underneath all that people pleasing, perfectionism, and “good” behavior, you’re my kind of vibe.

Ready to start your healing journey? Schedule today!


In case you really want to know


License & CertificationsEducational Background
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of North Carolin
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX
    • Doctor of Psychology
    • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
  • Trained in S.A.F.E. EMDR (Somatic & Attachment Focused)
  • Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC
    • Clinical Psychology Internship
    • PTSD and LGBT+ Veterans Care Emphasis
  • Advanced training in Clinical Hypnosis 
  • Extensive training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude



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Holistic Mind-Body Medicine Based on Science

Therapy doesn't have to suck

My approach is integrative, holistic, and research-based to provide you the best treatment science has to offer for deep healing and transformation. We can get a little "woo" too if you desire. I also interweave ADHD and executive coaching approaches so you can actually get shit done and deeply understand your strengths in your career.

Despite the seriousness and depth of our work, I hold the policy that work is serious play. I liberally use humor, creativity, and warmth to create a supportive space for you to learn new skills, re-discover your strengths, and foster resilience to overcome life’s struggles with confidence.

I don't do cookie-cutter therapy, blindly follow a manual, or throw worksheets at you. Instead, I listen deeply to craft an individualized and efficient treatment plan with you for your specific needs and goals. I will follow-up on your progress on goals, intentions, or homework you set in session for accountability. I will also ask for your feedback on a routine basis to make sure you are getting exactly what you want out of therapy.

For hypnotherapy, IFS, or guided meditations in our sessions, I can provide you a professionally recorded MP3 for you to download.

I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, kink-aware, poly and ethical non-monogamy affirming, sex-worker allied, and take an anti-racist and health at every size (HAES) stance in our work together.

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Interested in taking your therapy skills to the next level? Or struggling with a tough case? I'm here to help.

I offer consultation in:
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Mindful Hypnosis
  • Integrating Hypnosis, DBT,  or IFS with EMDR
  • Complex PTSD 
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Professional Burnout & Compassion Fatigue
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • ADHD in women
  • Mind-Body Medicine Clinical Research Trials
  • Mental Health and Wellness Apps

My rate for consultation is $150 per 50 mins and includes a digital recording of our meeting with associated scripts, worksheets, or resources for your continued growth.

 Contact me today to invest in your zest!
Clinical Consultation
Knowledge is power. You probably already know that. Allow me to help you and your team to level up with engaging, experiential, and exciting workshops.

Learning is serious play. You'll walk away with new skills, techniques, and experiences to help you and your team thrive.

Some of my workshops include:
  • Stress Management & Resiliency Training
  • Combating Compassion Fatigue
  • Mindfulness at Work
  • Mindful Hypnosis for Achieving Flow & Creativity
  • Creating Work-Life Harmony 
  • Sleep with Ease
  • Re-Discovering Strengths
  • Compassionate Communication & Conflict Management
  • Breaking Unhelpful Habits
  • Understanding Trauma from the Inside Out
  • Mindfulness for ADHD Brains
  • Positive Psychology to Overcome Burnout
Have another topic or idea for your team?

Contact me today to invest in your zest.

Schedule an appointment today!

  • Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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