Improve Yourself
Improve Your Relationships

Individual Counseling and EMDR Therapy

Couples Coaching

Group Meditation Classes

White Sand and Stone

"We don't have to go it alone. We were never meant to."
Brene Brown, PhD

I provide an empowering, psychoeducational approach to overcome anxiety and depression, heal complex-PTSD, resolve dysfunctional relating and breakthrough suffering - even if you've been stuck in maladaptive behavioral patterns for years.

COUPLES coaching

As a Clinical Counselor and Certified Relationship Coach, I provide an intensive process-oriented approach to resolving relationships distress, conflict, reactivity, resentment, codependency, and more to rebuild trust, respect, appreciation and loving connection.  

Experience the health benefits of meditation combined with social connection. Research shows group meditation literally connects us, as our brainwaves synchronize. This also boosts oxytocin, the hormone and neurotransmitter that promotes a sense of belonging, calm and joy.  

I utilize NeuroTek bilateral stimulation technology for EMDR therapy. This psychotherapy treatment is designed to alleviate the the effects of trauma, resolve depression, anxiety and panic disorders, sleep disturbance, phobias and PTSD. 

 
White Sand and Stone

"BALANCE IS NOT SOMETHING WE FIND. IT IS SOMETHING WE CREATE."
Jana Kingsford

More Than Talk Therapy
 

Rather than traditional talk therapy or passive listening, I actively engage during sessions with attunement, collaboration, creativity and solution-oriented psychoeducation. Together, we discover your strengths, gifts, maladaptive protective strategies, triggers, blocks, polarities, limiting beliefs and more. You gain the awareness and skills necessary to heal and feel better with a sense of calm, self-connection and self-trust.

profile%20pic_edited.jpg
Zen Garden

"Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

Proverb

Empowering, Educational,
Skills-Building

Individual and Couples Coaching

Although the map to improving yourself and your relationships is unique for each of us, I offer a structured starting point to build self-awareness and knowledge. This paves the way for a transformative, healing process. You'll learn the following and more...

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Emotional Health Skills and DBT

  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

  • Polyvagal Nervous System Regulation

  • Mindful Self-Compassion Practices

  • Communication and Boundaries Skills

  • Grounding and Journaling Exercises

  • Inner Child Work and Self-Leadership

  • Build a Secure Attachment Style (the ability to feel understood, valued and safe in relationship with a foundation of boundaries, respect and trust)

Designed to align with sessions, you gain access to videos, worksheets and tactical practices derived from the most up-to-date, scientifically proven methods. This platform guides your healing today, while providing empowering skills that last a lifetime.  

 
 
White Sand and Stone

"DELIVERING THE BODY FROM FUNCTIONING AS A STORAGE ROOM FOR SUPPRESSED EMOTIONS BRINGS A SENSE OF LOVE AND EASE, A SPACIOUSNESS THAT WE COMMONLY CALL HAPPINESS."

Somesh Curti, PhD

NEUROTEK_edited.jpg

Tactile EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate the the effects of trauma, resolve depression, anxiety and panic disorders, sleep disturbance, phobias, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I utilize NeuroTek bilateral stimulation technology. With successful treatment, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological, nervous system activation is reduced. 

 
White Sand and Stone

"Those of us who are highly reactive or who have a difficult time managing our emotions are often dealing with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."

Lisa A. Romano

 


Credentials

Best Counselor of Scottsdale Award, 2019

Master of Science in Professional Counseling, GCU

MBA in Human and Organizational Behavior, GCU

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), IAPT

Certified Relationship Coach

Meditation Instructor Certification

Mindfulness Certification

Practicing Since 2012

American Counseling Association (ACA), Member

Somatic Experiencing™ Trauma Institute, Member

Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)

Int'l Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)

CCTP Badge_edited.png
ACA-Athena Vahn_edited.png
iamfc.jpg
se_edited.jpg
 
Testimonials

"Truly grateful for all you have done for me... I can feel so much of a shift... I have had dozens of therapists throughout my life, but I have never felt more valued and understood while working with you. Thank you for helping me live my life again."

"I feel so lucky to have found you as my expert guide - helping me through the rough waters of divorce and on the road back to myself. You've made such a difference in such a short time frame."

"Thank you for all your help over the past several weeks. I am a totally different person because of you. You have definitely restored my self-worth and pushed my confidence to move forward with my life and career."

"I just wanted to say thank you for your gift... it is wonderful... as I am, for the first time in my life, seeing and feeling healing!!!!!!"

"I wouldn’t have found my way back to myself without you. Thanks for your inspiration and support."

"I hope you have a smile knowing how you are really having a healing impact on other people because of what you walked through yourself. Thank you for everything!"

Meditation and Breathwork

Group Classes

Experience the health benefits of meditation combined with the advantages of social connection. Research shows group meditation literally connects us, as our brainwaves synchronize. This also boosts your production of oxytocin, the hormone and neurotransmitter that promotes a sense of belonging, calm and joy.  Groups have up to 8 meditators.

 
White Sand and Stone

"The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you."

David Lynch

Little children and their teacher practi

Kids Meditation with Sensory and Emotional Health Skills

The benefits of practicing meditation can last a lifetime. The earlier we start the better. More specifically, a consistent practice of meditation provides children with the following benefits:

Meditation Group Classes

Instructional led meditation groups meet once a week. 

First

Class is Free

Schedule Online

Monthly Membership

Join Group

Meditating in Park

YOU'RE ALREADY STUCK WITH YOURSELF FOR A LIFETIME. WHY NOT IMPROVE THIS RELATIONSHIP.

Vironika Tugaleva

We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.

Brene Brown, PhD

AFTER AWAKENING YOU NO LONGER DERIVE YOUR SENSE OF WHO YOU ARE FROM WHAT YOUR MIND TELLS YOU ABOUT YOU.

Eckhart Tolle

WHEN WE'RE WITH SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THAT RELATIONSHIP IS TO KEEP OUR AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM OUT OF STATES OF DEFENSE.

Stephen Porges, PhD