As an athlete in college I found myself in the athletic training room with an ankle injury. This was my first major introduction to healing as a career. While in college I perused a career in athletic training but I found it to be limiting for women. This led me to becoming a physical therapist. While in PT school I transitioned to working with children. Always wanting to learn something new I acquired a vast knowledge around various therapeutic modalities for children. (For more information see my experience page.)
It was not until I had my own children that I was introduced to Craniosacral Therapy (CST). I have a son who was born on the autistic spectrum. As a parent I wanted to do all I could to help him become an independent adult. As a therapist, with that love of learning, I acquired more education surrounding any modality I felt would help him progress.
When I was introduced to CST, I found my passion. It not only helped my son, but the personal changes I went through, also affected him. I learned about being grounded and neutral with my own energy, allowing him to flourish. With CST I felt as if I was able to treat the problem versus chasing a symptom.
To spend more time at home with my family, I traded in a full time job for a part time private practice, where I treat clients utilizing CST, and worked in a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). This is where I found a passion for infants and their families, especially when I was able to incorporate CST into my daily practice.
I have recently turned my love of learning into the love of teaching. I enjoy seeing the faces of students as they absorb new knowledge and knowing that they can spread the loving touch one hand at a time allows me to feel I am helping to change and soften the world on a larger scale.
Presently, I divide my time between my private practice The Body Network,, where I specialize in treating infants and pregnant families and as an Instructor for the Upledger Institute teaching Craniosacral Therapy.
My philosophy is based on my personal relationship with God and I do this by coming from a place of love, respect, and non-judgement every time I treat a client.