Who We Are
I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1992 and enjoy working with people for muscle soreness, pain management, and relaxation to promote better health and well being. I am often asked how I got interested in massage therapy and I think it was just a good fit for me. I like working with people and learning new ways to help people. Practicing massage therapy has given me the opportunity to do both.
In 2005, I completed the requirements to be a Licensed Professional Counselor because I became more and more interested in the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. People often wonder if the two work together and at times they do work together such as for pain management and stress relief. There has been some promising research on massage therapy helping with depression and anxiety.
As a professional counselor, my beliefs are that people can change. Creating a respectful, trusting environment can give people the hope and courage to develop new ways of thinking and new skills. These can help people cope with life and help create better relationships with the people they care about. I know your time is important so it may help to know what to expect from your appointment. Massage therapy sessions are usually 1 hour and counseling sessions are 50 minutes. I accept most major insurance for counseling.
MED, LPC, LMT
I am a mom of four who has been practicing yoga since I learned from my own mom! I have teaching yoga for 13 years and love the flow of connecting the breath and body. I believe a yoga practice has benefits for every body, from the tired mom to the elite athlete. I enjoy teaching people of all ages and ability to find a flow that works for their body and life. I am also a holistic health coach and believe a health practice should focus on the whole person. I would love to have you in class or work with you one on one.
I began practicing yoga for exercise in 2010, and quickly fell in love! Through my Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Master Degree in Human Communication I seek to share yoga to enhance the mind, body, and spirit.
I achieved my first yoga certification in 2011 and finished my 200 RYT (Yoga Alliance Recognized Yoga Teacher Certification) in 2013; E-200 RYT in 2015 and 500 RYT in 2017 through YogaFit Worldwide Training Systems. I seek to improve as an instructor and strives to pass on the love of yoga to all students, including those with PTSD and/or are trauma sensitive, leading me to attain the YogaFit 100hr Warrior Certification.
My abundance of fun classes has led to teaching over 5,000 hours of yoga. There are so many avenues to pursue yoga - Beginning to Advanced, Kids to Seniors, Restorative to Sweat. I enjoy sharing with everyone at every level how Yoga blesses the body through improved immunity, energy, strength and calmness.