Holistic Biopsychosocial Therapist
I help people who've struggled in years of unsuccessful therapy
finally unlock their pathway to healing.
I have witnessed, both personally and professionally, the detriment that stigma, shame, and inadequate approaches to physical and mental health can have on individuals and their communities. My work is to help us evolve beyond these limitations.
Psyche Body Soul is the by-product of my life's experiences - which include incarnating into a lineage that has endured generations of trauma, and embodying over 10 years of education and training in mind-body science and traumatic stress studies. I have led thousands of classes and programs in 7 countries, all with the mission of uniting individuals with the medicine of natural design.
Today, I live among the Mayan people of Guatemala, where I am curating a healing retreat center. I work internationally as a Holistic Biopsychosocial Therapist, trauma specialist, and leadership coach - roles that I could never have imagined fulfilling when I was suffering from post-trauma symptoms. The good news is - all that suffering, and my eventual healing, has shown me what is, and is not effective at bringing about sustainable transformation.
I work remotely with clients from all over the world who are seeking freedom from pyscho-emotional imbalance, sensory processing disorders, autoimmune disease, relationship conflicts, trauma, and feelings of emptiness and disconnection from life's higher meaning and purpose.
If you choose to work with me, know that we will address your biological, psychological, and social conditions as a connected whole. I incorporate Chinese Medicine, Movement Therapy, and Holistic Psychology in programs that have never failed at delivering participants the breakthroughs they were seeking - even individuals who were previously discouraged by decades of mainstream medicine and traditional therapy.
Together, we will find the healing opportunities within your current challenge. Prepare to meet yourself on the other side of transformation.
Witnessing the psyche-body connection in real time
As a Patient Care Consultant working with dialysis clinics in Chicago, I observed the link between mental health and physical health. I implemented comprehensive programs to include psychological support, nutrition, and patient and family education. The clinics with which I worked began to report reductions in hospitalizations and improved outcomes. This was quantifiable evidence that addressing the psyche and body as a connected whole really works.
I was inspired by the success of my programs, but disillusioned by industry norms that prioritized profits over impact. It was time to explore alternate paths to serve. In 2013, I joined the U.S. Peace Corps.
Training with a psycho-neuro immunologist
and a long-term AIDS survivor
I was sent to Limpopo, South Africa, where I lived and worked among the Venda tribe and apprenticed with two United Nations consultants and mind-body science experts who forever changed my worldview, David Patient and Neil Orr.
David was diagnosed with HIV in 1983, when he was told by doctors that he had maybe 6 months to live. At a time when modern medicine had no answers for him, he pioneered his own holistic treatment plans including nutrition, mental health support, and emotional healing. He lived another 34 years beyond his initial fatal prognosis, and was the longest living person with AIDS until 2017 when he died of other causes.
For over 20 years, David collaborated with psycho-neuro-immunologist Neil Orr on international projects for social, health, and economic development. Together they co-authored the book, The Healer Inside You. Under their tutelage, from 2013-2015, my understanding of the psyche-body link expanded beyond anything I'd learned through mainstream education. With their support, I launched community projects in Limpopo for nutrition, youth empowerment, and leadership development.
Healing PTSD with body-centered therapy
After 14 months of Peace Corps service, I developed debilitating asthma, inflammatory disease, and a hormone imbalance. Doctors offered numerous medications, but none were effective.
This struggle led me to Thotme, a Body-Centered Psychotherapist (trained in The Hakomi Method) and spiritual teacher, who helped me realize that I had been overworking in an unsustainable manner, leading to early signs of autoimmune disease. This was a pattern stemming from unhealed trauma and a subconscious fear of "not being enough." It was time to heal myself.
Where talk therapy seemed to reinforce my old ways of feeling and operating, body-centered therapy helped me heal from decades of trauma and gradually all of my symptoms disappeared.
I became inspired to help others achieve similar results, and apprenticed with Thotme for over five years while continuing education through the National Institute for the Clinical Application for Behavioral Medicine. I have learned from the world's leading trauma experts in Dr. Peter Levine's Trauma Healing program, Dr. Pat Ogden's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Dissociation and the Body, and Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk's Traumatic Stress Studies Certificate program.
Implementing a bio-psycho-social approach
Today, my comprehensive approach incorporates aspects of Chinese Medicine, Holistic Psychology, Movement Therapy, Body-centered Trauma Support, Herbalism, and Leadership Development. My programs have proven successful even for participants who were previously discouraged by decades of mainstream medicine and therapy.
Psyche Body Soul now reaches subscribers in 14 countries. I work remotely to support clients from all over the world. Opportunities for in-person support will expand with the opening of Primal Corazón, a healing retreat center on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, where guests can participate in transformational programs while connecting with nature. It is anticipated to open in 2023.
Seeing life changing results...
I am here to offer solutions that reunite us with the medicine of natural design.
It's powerful to finally see results when nothing else seemed to help.
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