I'm a Gestalt therapist who works with chronic illness, complex trauma, and childhood attachment and relationship issues.
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Well-Being has become a catch-all phrase for the ideal way we are supposed to feel to be happy and have peace and satisfaction in our lives. It’s a nice idea, but this falls short when you’re feeling sick, tired, and lost. When your relationship just fell apart, a loved one has died, you got seriously injured, or you just got diagnosed with a chronic illness and your entire life has to change. When you don’t know if you’ll ever feel well again or get back to the same quality of life and relationship you’re used to.
How do you hold onto Well-Being when your everyday reality provides you a s...
What inspired me to become a wellness professional?
I grew up in an extreme family; I am a fourth generation Ski Patroller and our family trips always consisted of adventures in intense heat, blizzard, or backpacking, biking, climbing early in the morning or late into the night. By the time I was 15 I had broken a few bones, had a couple surgeries, and collected around 10 concussions. All of this gave me a good understanding of trauma; however, the thing that had the biggest impact on my life was contracting chronic lyme disease somewhere along the journey.
I joined the Peace Corps after college and began to have strange and unexplainable s...