What I Do
After working full time as a massage therapist for 18 years, I became a psychotherapist in 2004.
Since then, I have worked with diverse clients in private practice, at University of Michigan Hospital, and with community organizations including SAFE House, Delonis Center and Home of New Vision.
I love working as both a massage therapist and a psychotherapist because it allows me to connect with clients through two different, but symbiotic, avenues of healing.
While I don’t see the same clients for both massage and psychotherapy work, my interdisciplinary training and experience inform both practices.
I am a firm believer in the importance of a holistic atmosphere that supports and reinvigorates the body-mind connection.
I’ve been practicing massage therapy since 1986. I draw on training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release techniques to provide focused and personalized sessions that are both therapeutic and restorative.
I listen closely to clients in order to better tailor each massage to your current concerns, while simultaneously tending to long-term therapeutic goals. Each session is intended to assist you in increasing flexibility, improving circulation, and enhancing strategies for self- care.
Massage therapy should be an experience that reunites your body with your higher self. I believe this union is enabled by providing an opportunity to reduce stress, detox, and to learn about your physical and energetic body as it transitions through its various states of wellness.
- $85 for a 1-hour session, with a discounted package of four massages available for $300
- $115 for a 90-minute session, with a discounted package of four massages available for $400
I specialize in mental health and interpersonal practice, with over 16 years of experience working with adults and families in outpatient as well as inpatient settings.
I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master’s degree in psychiatric social work in 2004. My clinical experience includes work with clients from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
My inpatient experience includes interventions with pediatric and adult patients and their families at the University of Michigan Hospital, where I worked for 8 years.
My outpatient experience includes crisis intervention, individual and group counseling with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence at SAFE House, and dual diagnosis counseling at Home of New Vision and Delonis Center, providing individual and group psychotherapy for adults struggling with mental health and addiction issues.
I use cognitive restructuring, psychodynamic, and solution focused modalities to create a safe and empowering atmosphere in which people can be supported in their efforts to change and grow, as well as reconnect with their strengths and goals.
Treatment areas include:
- Relationship Issues
- Adjustment/Life transition issues
- Trauma and PTSD
- LGBTQ issues
- Addiction issues
- Oppression and Discrimination
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence
- Grief and Loss
- University of Michigan, Masters in Social Work, Interpersonal Practice/Mental Health
- Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/International Relations
- HVA, Emergency Medical Technician, Certificate
- Potomac Massage Therapy Institute, District of Columbia, Massage Therapy Certification