The Work That Reconnects has been a significant source of inspiration and guidance in my personal and professional life. I periodically teach courses on ecopsychology and also offer the Work That Reconnects in workshop or other collaborative settings in the Pacific Northwest. I am a psychotherapist with a private practice in Seattle, WA, where I have a focus on working with young adults and the LGBTQ community. I have completed two years of training in Somatic Experiencing and integrate mindfulness and somatic approaches into my psychotherapy and facilitation work. I also love finding ways to incorporate nature and ecopsychology into my therapeutic work, and I believe in the value of connecting and being with the more than human world as we work to dismantle oppressive systems and act from a deeper sense of rootedness in the web of life.
Audiences I work with
In my therapy practice I work with adults and youth, and specialize in serving the LGBTQ population. As a teacher I have worked with students pursuing degrees as holistic healthcare practitioners, and I also have an interest in providing the WTR to social and environmental activists. I also was a co-founder and co-facilitator of Root Down Rise Up, which was a youth program for young women with its foundations in WTR and nature connection.
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
In 2014 I taught a graduate course on ecopsychology which included teaching about deep ecology and WTR concepts and practices. I began facilitating WTR workshops with the general public in 2016. Since then I have co-facilitated multiple day-long workshops both with the public and other mental health professionals; as well as facilitating and teaching youth in a youth program during 2016-2017.