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                            I co-create healing for, by, and about womyn.

My practice is dedicated to womyn's mental health.  I am trauma/liberation-informed and specialize in utilizing embodiment, through mindful self-guided client inquiry, to address the mind-body-spirit health of the whole-self -- as a path to sustainable healing, growth, transformation, authenticity, and wellness.  I use a feminist lens to re-frame symptoms of: depression, anxiety, burnout, attachment, addiction, achievement, grief, transitions, life-stages, and traditional thought/mood/personality diagnoses.  I specifically serve womyn who feel disenfranchised in the traditional mental health system.

 

My writing and research focuses on developing a critical yet healing counter-knowledge in mental health, through re/creating radical narratives of womyn's lived-experience that honor intersectionality of: ancestry, class, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, spirituality, ability, and his/her/their-story. I currently explore outsider and psychiatric narratives, through anti-oppressive/de-colonized critical theory and concepts of dis-ease/healing across cultures, particularly the everyday lives of working-class womyn and the institutionalization of marginalized womyn in 19th/20th century Americas, through today.

 

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.

 

I became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT-Ncbtmb) in 2012, after graduating the Center for Healing Arts with dual-certification in massage + reflexology, specializing in Lomi-Lomi; I also externed in palliative-care massage at Beaumont Hospital. I am currently working towards becoming a Certified Infant Massage Educator (CIME). 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, vinyasa, the desert, Detroit, eating lots of vegetables, lace, free spirits, books...and the body.

 

I believe the individual and collective body of womyn has a story -- and the inner wisdom to heal.