Founder and Owner of Heels Down Healing, Certified Equine Gestalt Practitioner, and former school psychologist.
My own experience with depression, anxiety, and past trauma has taught me that no one is broken. Relief is available and I have made that my mission through Heels Down Healing. By discovering their values, and living by them, my clients experience long-term happiness, healthy connections to themselves and others, and a regard for their authentic self.
With my background in counseling and school psychology, as well as my Equine Gestalt certification, I offer expertise and compassion as my clients learn about their current selves. With the help of our equine partners, my clients come to peace with past difficulties which may still affect their attitudes and judgment.
I have fought my own demons since childhood and know the desperate nature of loneliness. A psychiatric hospitalization was a turning point for me, but most transformational during this time was finding Equine Gestalt work. It offered clarity to the fog I had been living in.
You can typically find me riding my thoroughbred mare, scouring flea markets and estate sales for a stellar vintage find, or enjoying homemade chocolate chip banana bread with my four children. Good food shared with great people makes for an excellent evening, and I couldn't imagine life without my wonderful barn family.
Horses do not put up walls. Instead, they always show up as their authentic selves, and connect better with humans when we return the favor.
Horses are highly sensitive to their surrounding environment, which allows them to naturally form genuine connections with humans.
As prey animals, horses always live in the here and now. They encourage us to do the same.
Horses have a clear, physical response to energy and speak through body language, which encourages clear communication.