I received my Master's in Social Work (MSW) from Western Michigan University in 2018, where I interned in community mental health and a state psychiatric hospital, and assisted an undergraduate course in body-based mindfulness training through a social justice lens. My studies focus on developing a critical yet healing counterknowledge through honoring intersectionality of class, ancestry, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, spirituality, and his/her-story. My practice focuses on embodiment as a path to sustainable healing, growth, transformation and wellness.
I became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT-Ncbtmb) in 2012, after graduating the Center for Healing Arts with dual-certification in massage + reflexology, & earned a Lomi-Lomi certificate there; I externed in palliative-care massage at Beaumont Hospital. I have massaged hundreds of bodies, from toddlers to the terminally-ill.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Kalamazoo College and attended NYU for a bit. I have also worked a lot of very odd jobs & bartended a lot.
I am a proud first-generation college graduate and only daughter of a spectacular single-mom.
I adore my pitbull Cassy, quiet, liberation psychology, vinyasa, the desert, Detroit, eating lots of vegetables, lace, free spirits, books -- and the body.
I believe every body has a story -- and the inner wisdom to heal.